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Units 13,14 & 15, The chq Building, Custom House Quay

Restaurant Property (347.00 sqm) To Let

Full Description

The present owner of CHQ purchased the building in 2013 and immediately set about master-planning its future. Part of this process was an extensive DDDA Section 25 planning application which has recently been granted. In 2014 two additional lunch offerings were added internally, as well as tables and chairs in the main mall to encourage visitors to come and stay with the newly installed free high speed WIFI adding to the experience - this has resulted in footfall numbers doubling since early 2014. Today between 6,500-7,500 people visit the building every day, with that figure increasing during events within the building or on George’s Dock platform located just besides the building - the overall area making up Custom House Quarter.

A world class visitor attraction / exhibition centre is in the planning and will occupy approx. 3,700 sq. metres (40,000 sq. feet), primarily in the southern vaults area and includes a retail element on the ground floor. An engaging and technology driven interactive experience that will tell the story of the Irish, their achievements and the impact they have had and still have on the world. A state of the art genealogy centre will also be part of ‘EPIC Ireland - The Journey of a Nation’.‘The EPIC Ireland visitor experience will bring you on a journey starting in Ireland and culminating with a view of the world that illustrates the Irish global presence today, from tales of suffering and exile, to stories of opportunity and success’ Opening is expected for May 2016.

Internally, “Dogpatch Labs 2.0” has recently opened its doors - a pay-to-play co-working space for scaling technology start-up companies. Dogpatch Labs is occupying approximately 1,230 sq. metres (13,239 sq. feet) at ground floor level in the north-east quadrant of The chq Building and can expand into one the Vaults to provide close to 20,000 sq. feet of total space.An “Irish Market” is being considered for 2500 sq. metres (26,900 sq. feet) on the ground floor of the building, potentially incorporating elements of the mezzanine level on the west side and thereby transforming the overall space into a marketplace where you can shop for, taste and enjoy high quality food products.

A further part of the vision is the creation of the “RESTAURANT ROW” on the George’s Dock elevation of CHQ. The restaurant focus currently exists in the form of the successful and elegant ely bar & brasserie. In addition to the two conservatories/vaults on offer already, planning exists for a further food offering on ground floor level both inside and outside, near the South West entrance and immediately adjacent to the new exhibition centre. 

The owner’s medium to long-term plan is for a vibrant mixed-use destination venue with several varied offerings appealing to both locals, visitors and tourists alike. The plans are exciting, innovative and realistic. A visit to The chq Building will confirm what has been done to date and the Directors are happy to share their vision with prospective occupiers.

A service corridor runs north/south, at vault level, along the eastern spine of The chq Building linking with the service yard at ground level, accessed from Exchange Place.

Restaurant Row, George's Dock
The space on offer comprises individual conservatories at George’s Dock level together with an entire vault below. The total offer is approx. 929 sq. metres (10,000 sq. feet). Each of the conservatories has excellent frontage to George’s Dock; is fully glazed and has excellent accessibility to the vaults underneath - each has full retail stairs and capacity to take a passenger lift. The vaults provide a very special space and a unique ambience, almost unparalleled in Dublin city.Also on offer is are units 13/14/15 with frontage to the internal Mall and with a unique option to extend to an outdoor space to the West alongside the Restaurant Row. The internal unit is approx. 162 sq. metres (1,744 sq. feet) and the outdoor area approx. 116 sq. metres (1,246 sq. feet).

The spaces are being made available in their current conditions - shell, ready to take tenants fit-out.Further details of specific aspects of the specification are available on request. An external seating area may be available on a licence basis subject to planning permission from Dublin City Council.

Service Charge
Units 13, 14 & 15 - Service charge for Units 13/14/15 available on request.

Planning permission exists for the use of the all spaces as retail/licensed areas.


On application.


Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.


    Description Sq.M Sq.ft
    External Seating Area 69 743
    Internal Units 13/14/15162 162 1,744
    External Space for Units 13/14/15 116 1,246

Lease Details

On application.

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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