Ever Changing 

2022 has been another lively and busy year, aside from the logistic and supply chain challenges we’ve seen across the world. In the midst of it all Camida had another interesting challenge…physical space! 

When we moved into #15/16 The Quay (aka The Blue House) in 2017, our new office felt enormous. It doesn’t seem so long ago that the challenge of two staircases had me confused! 

How time flies and our work has allowed us to develop and expand. During 2020, while lockdown kept so many at home, thinking caps were firmly on for next steps, bearing in mind, our location by the river Suir and a strong desire to keep our HQ in one space. 

Some scouting evolved and one year later an interesting plan began to take form around #3 Anglesea Street, just around the corner from our office. A connection via an old laneway called Sankeys Lane organically linked the old stables of #3 to #15 offering us a gem of a footprint to expand. 

With planning completed early in 2022, work to redevelop #3 began just two months ago with a goal to have the new office ready for our Sourcing & Accounts teams by September 2023. 

The opportunity to have even a little input into the regeneration of another heritage building in our town and discuss design plans on such a project is a privilege. I’ve really enjoyed the debates, the drawings and watching the plan come together on paper. 

Two months on with the inside stripped, the life and conundrums of an old building are laid bare, aspects invisible on paper suddenly become vertical challenges and opportunities. #3 is a work in progress being tended to with care and dedication by Francis and Eileen and their respective teams. 

A physical project to savour, right on our doorstep, with lots of stairs to keep me fit and healthy! 

Camida’s next era is unfolding … 

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