Sunday 15 July 2007

Dublin's GPO set for €250m revamp

The GPO in Dublin looks set to close for a revamp which would see it transformed into a mixed development made up of museums, restaurants, galleries and performance areas.

The overhaul will cost in the region of €250m, and could be built in time for the centenary of the 1916 rising.

A report in this morning's Sunday Independent claims that secret talks have been taking place between the Office of Public Works and architects and planners about the transformation.

A "creative" museum celebrating Padraig Pearse, James Connolly and the Irish volunteers is thought be an integral part of the development.

Also included are new archway entrances from the adjoining streets, a number of courtyards and a multi storey interior, which could house a number of upmarket apartments.

The building will still be called the GPO, and will retain some form of post office within the development.

Sunday Business Post

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