One of Dublin's most controversial buildings is on the market

The Central Bank HQ has been dividing opinion for almost 40 years

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The Irish Central Bank's headquarters on Dublin's Dame Street has been put on the market, along with two other buildings on College Green in the city center.

The brutalist bank has a dominating presence in Dublin's skyline - it was completed in 1978 and officially opened in late 1979.

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Industry sources told The Irish Independent that the sales are expected to fetch more than €60m - with the Dame St building having a value in the region of €40m. The sale will be managed by Lisney estate agents.

The Central Bank will move its operations to its new HQ on North Wall Quay by the end of 2016.

 

The new head office cost €140m to develop. The timing of the sale of the current HQ will not affect the timing of the bank's move.