Central Plaza

On the site of the former Central Bank, Central Plaza will be vibrant new development where Dublin city’s north and south merge.

A two-tier town square, creates a new city centre destination and involves the extension and refurbishment of a number of significant structures in Dublin’s city centre. These buildings include the old Central Bank and the adjoining properties 6-8 College Green, 9 College Green, and both the Annex and Commercial buildings on Dame Street.

Client Hines in partnership with the Peterson Group
Size 21,500m2
Location Dublin, Ireland
Year 2020

A split level hospitality space incorporating a 360° viewing terrace.

The scheme looks to upgrade the established office use within the body of the existing tower and provide new opportunities for retail, cafes and restaurants at terrace, plaza and sub-plaza level. Designed originally by award-winning architect Sam Stephenson in the 1970s, the building was acquired by Hines and Peterson earlier this year, following the Central Bank’s relocation to the new premises on North Wall Quay.

The roof volume is re-imagined as a split level hospitality space incorporating a 360° viewing terrace around the entire perimeter. The adjacent Annex Building re-inforces the district as a food destination with a large restaurant offering. The trio of buildings along College Green offer additional retail offerings and office space above.