new digs

Here's what the new Central Bank HQ will look like

Having been on Dame Street for nearly 40 years, the Central Bank is moving home. And here’s where to.

THE CENTRAL BANK has unveiled the plans for their new headquarters.

The Central Bank will move into their new building on Dublin’s North Wall Quay in 2016, according to a spokesperson.

The plans are currently being submitted for the building, which was once owned by Anglo Irish Bank.

The move will see the Central Bank go from this:

(Eamonn Farrel/Photocall Ireland)

to this:


A spokesperson said that the site will be available to view at Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay offices once the planning application is made.

“Subject to planning application being granted, the Bank expects that works will be completed by end 2015 with staff moving into the building in 2016. The application proposes amendments to the existing planning permissions, including revisions to the facade and for some aspects of the internal configuration of the building.”

The building will have the second-highest energy rating possible, the Central Bank says.

The Central Bank has been in their equally maligned and iconic Sam Stephenson-designed Dame Street home since 1975. They say that the move affords them a chance to contribute to Dublin’s Docklands.

“The Bank views the project design as an opportunity to contribute to the city’s architectural landscape, mindful that the building will take its place among other significant buildings along the Quays and the river.”

And here, for reference, is how the site looks now.

(Photocall Ireland)

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