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Want to own the Central Bank's HQ on Dame Street?

You could soon (if you’re really, really rich).

Image: infomatique via Flickr/Creative Commons

THE CENTRAL BANK’S headquarters on Dame Street could be yours in the near future.

The bank has appointed Lisney estate agents to advise them on the sale of the building.

An exact date for when the building will enter the market has yet to be set, but it is expected to be early in the new year.

The building is one of architect Sam Stephenson’s notable works in the city. Other includes the council offices on Wood Quay and the ESB building on Fitzwilliam Street.

It was built in 1975, and constructed higher than planning permission allowed.

According to, each floor was built at ground level and then hoisted into place.

The Central Bank took up residence in 1978, and now 36 years later it is moving to North Wall Quay – the building that was intended to become Anglo Irish Bank’s HQ.

“We considered a number of options for the future, including investment in our existing properties, before deciding to locate all staff in a new building, choosing a partially constructed building at North Wall Quay for a purchase price of €7m,” the bank states online.

Staff from three other city centre locations will also be relocated to this new building.

The Irish Times reports that the Dame Street building could sell for as much as €30 million.

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