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December 5, 2007

North Wall Quay sites shortlisted for new bank HQ

AIB Capital Markets has shortlisted two waterfront sites on North Wall Quay in the Dublin docklands for its new headquarters which will extend to 37,160sq m (400,000sq ft). It is currently based in the IFSC. Leading developers Treasury Holdings and Liam Carroll’s Danninger have made presentations to the board of the bank on rival schemes which will take about 30 months to complete. Sources in AIB Capital Markets suggested that a decision may be made before Christmas on whether to choose either the Treasury proposal for the former Tedcastle site or the Danninger scheme on the old Brooks Thomas site. Both developers have engaged leading UK architectural firms to design what is described as a “signature building of considerable distinction”. It is likely to exceed 20 storeys, making it the tallest building in the docklands, apart from the proposed U2 Tower planned for Britain Quay on the south docks.

The Irish Times