THE CENTRAL BANK BEFORE THE STAFF MOVED IN
I photographed this building in February 2017 not long before it became operational
More than 1,400 people work at the eight-floor North Wall Quay building and approximately 300 staff at Spencer Dock.
The Central Bank was based in the Dame Street Tower from 1979 until 2017. They also had offices in the nearby Commercial Buildings, on College Green and in Iveagh Court, near Harcourt Street.
When the Central Bank needed more accommodation, it examined various options including investment in their existing city centre properties. It was finally decided the most cost effective option was to locate staff to the Dockland district.
The Central Bank bought a partially constructed building at North Wall Quay, for €7 million in 2012. Spencer Dock was an office block building the Central Bank had rented since 2008. In November 2015 the Central Bank purchased this building for €104 million. All staff in the existing city centre locations moved to the Dockland Campus in spring 2017.