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The Tower Building, Commercial Buildings and The Annex and Plaza at Dame Street

Office Property (9,905 sqm) Sold



The location of the portfolio is simply superb. The properties are immersed in the heart of Dublin’s business, entertainment, recreational and tourist district. Walk in any direction and in less than 800 metres you’ll be at a Dublin landmark, tourist attractions or a street which needs no further introduction including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Henry Street, City Hall and O’Connell Street which has an annual footfall of 27 million people.


For the occupiers of these buildings they’ll find themselves at the epicentre of Dublin life with every possible amenity on their doorstep; day and night. Transport infrastructure is unrivalled. This location has it all.

Full Description

The property consists of the main Tower Building which sits on the plaza together with the Annex (accessed via an elevated walkway from the Tower Building or directly from the plaza) and The Commercial Buildings which is accessed from the plaza and fronts Dame Street/College Green. All of these buildings comprise part of the 1970s Central Bank development. The development was designed by the renowned Irish architect, Sam Stephenson.


The Tower Building is one of Dublin’s most iconic properties and has been described by as a ‘highly assertive building with a bold outline and dramatic styling’. Its design and construction was unusual for its time as it was constructed using a cantilevered system located on top of the twin reinforced concrete service cores with each floor suspended from the twin cores by 12 external support points. The floors were built at ground level and subsequently hoisted into place. Since its construction it has become a much loved Dublin landmark.


The annex contains the kitchen and contemporary restaurant facilities for staff as well as some smaller office accommodation all over 4 floors (two above ground). Direct access is provided to the Annex from the Tower via an elevated pedestrian link bridge from the reception or directly from the plaza or at basement level.


The Commercial Buildings is a three storey over basement office building and is accessed directly from the plaza or the basement. The building is a modern copy of the original 1798 Commercial Buildings (that housed the first Chamber of Commerce and the Stock Exchange) which had frontage to Dame Street. As part of the development of the Tower building in the late 1970s, the original Commercial Buildings were demolished and reconstructed to replicate the original style but rotated 90 degrees to face onto the plaza. This property was refurbished in 2014.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole selling agent, Lisney.


    The property provides 2,139.5 sq m (23,029 sq ft) of accomodation over the three buildings. This can be broken down as follows;


    Building Net (Sq.m) Net (Sq.ft) IPMS3 (Sq.m) IPMS (Sq.ft)
    Tower Building 7,747.2 83,393 7,452.5 80,221
    Annex 1,125.1 12,110 1,137.9 12,248
    Commercial Buildings 1,032.7 11,116 1,064.3 11,456
    Total 9,905 106,619 9,654.7 103,925


    It should be noted that the above net areas include storage and ancillary accommodation. A full detailed measurement survey has been prepared by Plowman Craven and this is available upon request.

BER Details

BER: D1-E1

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

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