Custom House Street
Co Cork


  • NIAH Ref: 20506374
  • Date: 1810 - 1820
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Store/Warehouse
  • Townland: Custom House Street
  • County: Cork City
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance


  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High


This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

The early 19th century warehouse complex was constructed in conjunction with adjoining Custom House, but is now mainly vacant. There is a part of a slate canopy over the loading area which has been removed. A long term conservation plan and new use is urgently required for this prominent city centre location to prevent further deterioration.

In 2019 a proposal was made public for a forty story building at the apex of the river channels on lands imminently adjacent and connected to the warehouses. As part of the development a shopping centre will is proposed for the warehouses. The developers of the site are Kevin and Donal O'Sullivan (Echo, 2019).

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Community

Photograph Credit: Patrick Slattery