Restoration plans for Ballast Office

The historic Ballast Office at Cresecent Quay overlooking Wexford Harbour, which is a protected structure, has been submitted for part-8 planning to renovate the strategic building with potential use for an enterprise or economic activity.

BALLAST OFFICE on Crescent Quay, Wexford, is facing a renovation programme.

Speaking at today’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Director of Services, Tony Larkin said “the building is in poor condition, especially the roofs and floors, and urgent work is needed to restore it.”

He added that two-thirds restoration is required and the intention is to include a restaurant and café leased to a private concern.

The Ballast Office dates from 1835. It was from this building for many decades, that the Wexford Harbour Commissioners oversaw the smooth running of the busy port which traded with many parts of the world.

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