This building was an empty shell for many years as it was to be the new HQ for the failed Anglo Irish Bank. In 2013 the Irish Central Bank purchased the building for €7m.
The project involved the completion of the existing concrete structure on the North Wall Quay. This required extensive structural works with the addition of a floor at roof level, a new triple façade and the complete internal fit-out. The completed project now stands at over 8 storeys tall and has a total area of approximately 29,000m2 and was built to the highest energy standards.
Note: Hines, the international real estate firm, and Peterson Group, the Hong Kong based real estate investment company, acquired the former Central Bank buildings on Dame Street in January 2017. A sensitive refurbishment programme for the historic building will replace the 40-year-old glazing which is no longer fit for modern day office use. The granite stone cladding will be restored, as will the external steel supports, giving the tower’s façade a new lease of life.