Permission granted for Scurri offices in former Chocolate bar building

By Amy Lewis

Published 30/07/2016 | 00:00

Wexford-based tech start-up Scurri has received planning permission to expand its premises into the former Chocolate Bar and Nightclub in Wexford town.

The company applied to Wexford County Council on May 30 for permission to change the first and second floors of the existing three storey building from night club to office use with ancillary areas at Church Lane Car Park and Common Quay Street. Permission was granted with standard conditions on July 13 and it was concluded in the Planner's Report that the reuse of the former night club for offices in the town centre is welcome.

The proposed entrance lobby for the offices will be placed on the east side of the building through the former beer garden area. An existing dance floor on the first floor of the building will be converted into an open plan office area for Scurri staff. The third floor will not be subject to any changes at present

The expansion will provide a big boost to Rory O'Connor's company, which currently has offices in the Innovate building in The Bullring and several remote staff members in Europe.

The cloud-based online shipping service took a great leap forward last year when it announced a €3.4 bn deal with Fastway Couriers and Parcel Connect in November. In June of this year, it was named overall winner at the Wexford Business Award, taking the Business of the Year Award, as well as winning both the Innovation and the eCommerce/ Social Media Categories and taking the runner-up honours in the Logistics Category. The company launched in Duncannon Fort in November 2011.

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