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Tuesday 29 July 2014

A 'fine building' is ploughed down

Mary Fogarty

Published 09/04/2014|05:22

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The Schering Plough site on Bray's Boghall Road has been demolished, almost two years after its closure.

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The Schering Plough site on Bray's Boghall Road has been demolished, almost two years after its closure.

This is amid calls for the vacant AO Smith site nearby to be secured after a recent fire on that premises.

Cllr. Eugene Finnegan said that the demolition of the former Schering Plough was sad news, calling it a 'fine building.'

The owners of the building and grounds sought permission for the demolition last October. While it was granted that December, councillors had mixed feelings about the application. Some felt that a bigger effort should have been made to find a tenant.

The demolition included warehouse and manufacturing buildings that covered 9,055 square metres, portacabin offices of 210 square metres, laboratory buildings, a waste water treatment plant and some storage.

A new boundary fence on the Boghall Road frontage was included with the land to be soft landscaped.

The factory ceased operations making veterinary products in Bray in November 2012 with the loss of 240 jobs there. It had operated in the town for more than 20 years at that time.

The pharmaceutical giant was acquired by the company Merck in the months prior to the announcement which was made in 2009.

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