Monday, October 1, 2012

Belfast - Sirocco Walk

Belfast - Sirocco Walk by infomatique
Belfast - Sirocco Walk, a photo by infomatique on Flickr.

Sirocco Quays: The large 16 acre site located on the east side of the Lagan was once home to Sirocco Ropeworks which at one point was the largest rope manufacturer in the world. In 1881 Samuel Davidson, one of the founding partners of Howden sets up his business from the Bridge End site eventually creating Howden Sirocco. Production of fans and heat exchangers began and a close working relationship evolved with Harland & Wolff on the fitting out of ships. However, in 1999 production was moved overseas and the site became derelict.

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