Harry Crosbie named as recipient of first Docklands lifetime achievement award

His purchase of derelict land in 1989 startedthe regeneration process for the Docklands

Harry Crosbie.

Harry Crosbie.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 01:00

Developer Harry Crosbie has been chosen as the first recipient of the Dublin Docklands Lifetime Achievement award.

Mr Crosbie has been a force behind the development of the docklands after he bought derelict land in the area for less than £1 million in 1989.

His involvement included the building of the O2, which used to be The Point Depot, the Point Village, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and the Gibson Hotel.

His properties have been taken over by Nama, but Mr Crosbie is hopeful of regaining control.

The award will be presented to him by the Docklands Business Forum which represents 200 businesses in the area. They said Mr Crosbie was an “advocate of urban regeneration and visionary entrepreneur. Your achievements are enduring and will long outlive the current tide.”

Mr Crosbie will be presented with the award at a ceremony in the Gibson Hotel on November 28th.