The ESB is planning a major revamp of its headquarters at Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin city centre. It intends to publish an architectural design notice shortly on the proposed redevelopment of its HQ, which occupies a 2.5-acre site at the square.
An ESB spokesman said it "will commence a design competition shortly to examine options for the refurbishment of its headquarters building which is and old and inefficient building".
The HQ was designed by Sam Stephenson and Arthur Gibney, both of whom died in 2006. Part of a Georgian terrace was demolished to make way for it. In 2005, the ESB painted its facade pink, to criticism from the architectural community.