73 NORTH WALL QUAY – THE HEYSHAM
Richford Motors were based at 73 North Wall Quay and I have some photographs dating from May 2012.
Keeping the facade of old buildings appears to have become a popular form of preserving the past but I finding it more than disappointing. However, in this instance, I cannot really complain as it is a case of history being repeated. The previous building was built for the Dublin & Glasgow Steam Packet Company and it was essentially a façade retention with a modern building behind.
A local told me that the Heysham was a new hotel and they were wrong but to be fair there is a new hotel nearby.
Here is a description that I found online: “The Heysham represents a stunning fusion of contemporary and Victorian Architecture set in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant North Docklands. The contemporary glazed structure extends seven floors above the existing two storey, red brick warehouse to provide a truly unique office setting. The cutting edge design provides an exceptional waterfront office HQ over nine light-filled floors.”