01 June 1964: "Opening of new Marketing Headquarters of P.J. Carroll and Company Ltd. at Grand Parade on the Grand Canal, Dublin. The premises were officially opened by Taoiseach Sean Lemass."
Back in 2017 Switzerland’s second largest bank, Credit Suisse, make a profit of about €8 million through the sale of an office investment it bought in 2015 on the Grand Canal in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Carroll’s of Grand Parade was designed and built in 1962-64. Originally designed as offices for the Carroll’s Tobacco Group, the building was for many years the headquarters of the Irish Nationwide Building Society, and after some refurbishment became be the offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.The building is constructed of concrete faced with Portland Stone like the earlier Busáras. The lecture hall with its curved outer wall is expressed as a separate volume using a yellow brick. At the time of its construction, the building was noted for the well-lit office space with floor to ceiling windows font and rear and interesting staircases visible through the gable stairwell.
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