Saturday 23 September 2017

Central Bank's old HQ gets facelift for tenants

Central Bank.
Central Bank.
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Refurbishment works have begun at the former Central Bank building on Dame Street in Dublin to prepare the property to be rented to new tenants.

The refurbishment on the Sam Stephenson-designed building will include replacement of the 40-year-old glazing which is no longer fit for use.

There will be no major difference visually to the outside of the building. Inside, the underground car park will be reduced to just 20 spaces and, due to the proposed pedestrianisation of College Green, it is expected that the car park will be used for the term of the site development only.

Refurbishment work will be carried out by John Paul Construction, which has worked on a number of high profile developments including the restoration of the former Bank of Ireland HQ on Baggot Street.

Last January, international real estate firm Hines along with Peterson Group, the Hong Kong based real estate investment company, acquired the building.

Irish Independent

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