Since planning permission was granted back in late 2019, work to transform the former Sharky’s play centre on Custom House Quay into a restaurant and apartments has been moving forward in earnest under the stewardship of Mickey Jones, his team at DJ Property, RBstudio Architects, Godsell Arnold, Mildren Construction and Elcock Associates
Uniquely positioned on the distinctive site of a former grain warehouse with views across Weymouth’s picturesque Old Harbour, Deheers will offer for sale a collection of 2 & 3 bedroom luxury loft apartments, secure apartment parking and a ground floor lease opportunity for a 50+ cover restaurant with an additional 28 covers out front.
Local designer Mark Anders is the latest addition to the Deheers team. He said “It is a privilege to be involved with the Deheers project and to be given the opportunity to celebrate and protect such an important part of Weymouth’s heritage. As a Weymouth resident, living by the sea has given me a sense of happiness and wellbeing. I have always been drawn to this unassuming building, knowing how it had borne witness to so many significant periods in history, changing subtly over time and serving so many people, families and enterprises. I feel proud that I am helping to write the next chapter of the Deheers Warehouse story, how it will be bringing a fresh new way of town living to the Weymouth quayside while benefiting the community, visitors and future generations.”
Restoration works of this nature often reveal the history of a building. During early external maintenance, Mildren Construction’s team uncovered the original hand painted ‘Hanney Bros Fish Merchants’ signage.
Mark Anders added: “Deheer, Cosens, Burdens, Templeman and Hanney are all names tied to the building’s past. There are so few examples of ghost signage left around the Old Harbour, so it is important that evidence of Weymouth’s colourful past like the Hanney Brothers sign writing is preserved to provide a record of days gone by. With the fabric of this historic building maintained, I look forward to watching the scaffolding come down with my two sons and seeing how the original signage compliments the new Deheers livery.”
Deheers Warehouse is scheduled for completion this summer; however sensitive redevelopment projects are not without their challenges, not least during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
Mickey Jones of DJ Property said: “Construction work is ongoing for the time being but we continue to monitor the situation. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Deheers project for their efforts and resilience in such difficult times. From our home offices and further afield, we are working hard to ensure safeguarding best practices onsite adhere to the latest government guidelines.”
Anyone wishing to find out more about this project can register an interest at www.deheers.com
All information, including images, floor plans, prices and availability will be released on the website in the coming weeks.