Central Bank of Ireland

Location   North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The development comprised the completion of the existing (then vacant) eight-storey office structure, to enable its fit for purpose occupation by the Central Bank of Ireland as its new Headquarters location in Dublin. This included the provision of iconic new façade treatments to all elevations. The proposed works included the complete re-configuration of the internal floorspace of the building, which had an overall total gross internal floor area of 29,358 sq m (including basements) and significant public realm improvements. The site was located in the North Lotts & Grand Canal Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme area, so the planning application was required to demonstrate full compliance with the SDZ provisions. Several subsequent amending applications were submitted to Dublin City Council including the recently permitted Double Rainbow sculptural piece.

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) acted as planning consultants to the Central Bank of Ireland, providing strategic planning advice to the Applicant and Design Team from inception through several planning applications. We were the key point of contact with the Planning Authority (Dublin City Council). TPA led all planning aspects of the proposal including co-ordination of the Application Packs; preparation of the Planning Application documentation; co-ordination and preparation of the RFI Response; and preparation of compliance submissions.

Involvement    2012 – Ongoing

Client    Central Bank of Ireland

Architect    Henry J Lyons

Photos    Henry J Lyons Architects, Barrow Coakley Photography

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