Thursday 14 December 2017

Refurbishment commences at the former Central Bank site

Refurbishment works have commenced at the former Central Bank site
Refurbishment works have commenced at the former Central Bank site
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Refurbishment works have commenced at the former Central Bank site on Dame Street in Dublin.

The sensitive refurbishment on the Sam Stephenson designed building will see the replacement of the 40 year old glazing which is no longer fit for modern day office use.

The work is being carried out to enable the building to compete for new tenants.

There will be no major difference visually to the outside of the iconic building, the inside of the building will be given a new lease of life with an upgrade to the staff facilities.

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The buildings underground car park, a city centre luxury that was enjoyed by Central Bank staff, will be reduced to just 20 car park 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.

Work on the refurbishment 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 Headquarters on Baggot Street.

Commenting on the announcement, Paraic Keogh, Director of John Paul Construction, said that the building firm was “delighted” to be appointed as the main contractor to carry out the work.

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

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