Tuesday 21 November 2017

Noise alert over rooftop bar plan for the top of the old Central Bank

The old Central Bank building
The old Central Bank building

Gordon Deegan

Dublin City Council needs to guard against the 'dire prospect' of the new rooftop restaurant and bar on the top of the old Central Bank becoming another loud pub and nightclub.

Temple Bar Residents group has called on Dublin City Council to impose a condition that bans amplified musical performance in the penthouse.

Last month, Hines and Peterson lodged plans for a €75m redevelopment of the building that includes a new pub and 300-seat rooftop restaurant.

Consultants for the developers state that the 360-degree viewing deck planned for the top of the old Central Bank building "will become a very popular tourist destination".

The chairman of the Temple Bar Residents group, journalist Frank McDonald, has given the plan to refurbish the 'iconic' building a broad welcome.

However, Mr McDonald states that "there are already more than enough licensed premises in the area. If more are to be added, it is incumbent on the council to ensure that residential amenity is protected".

A decision is due on the application next month.

Irish Independent

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