Construction work taking place at the new headquarters for the Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin’s Docklands today. Glass panelling is installed in the building that was originally intended to be the new headquarters for Anglo Irish Bank, but construction was abandoned following the housing and financial crisis of 2008.
North Wall Quay, Dublin.
Darragh O’Connor writes:
We’re back baby! This morning: construction works at the Anglo Irish Bank [now Central Bank] site. Guards have blocked the road.
Update: The road blocking relates to an accident earlier this morning (see comments)
Earlier: Cranium View
Joe Collins writes:
Seems the once planned Anglo Irish Bank headquarters and now soon to be the Central Bank of Ireland has suffered another crash – of sorts…
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
THE CENTRAL Bank has emerged as the most likely purchaser of the concrete shell of Anglo Irish Bank’s unfinished headquarters on North Wall Quay in Dublin, The Irish Times has learned.
Negotiations between the Central Bank and Nama, which wants to dispose of the site as part of its resolution of the debts of Liam Carroll’s Zoe Developments group, are at an advanced stage and a decision is imminent.
One well-placed source said the North Wall Quay site is the only one in Dublin with sufficient office space to accommodate all of the Central Bank’s staff, currently based in three main locations in or near the city centre: “We’re on the point of deciding to buy the Anglo site. It’s exactly the right size and fits our staff numbers well. It’s also the cheapest option available. Just because it was being built for Anglo doesn’t mean it should be jinxed.”
Central Bank likely purchaser of Anglo HQ shell on quays (Irish Times)