Dublin City council approves Passport Office demolition
Dublin City Council have approved the decision to demolish the Passport office on Dublin’s Molesworth Street . The office block, faces onto Molesworth Street and South Frederick Street and has been in operation in the capital for the last forty years.
The location is to be razed and replaced by a brand new office building and it is understood that it will cost around €30 million. The lease on the Passport Office is to expire at the end of next year and the Office of Public Works is understood to be looking at other suitable sites in the city centre to relocate the Passport Office.
The planning application had described the current building as “bland, characterless and undistinguished” that did not compliment the surrounding buildings in the area. The new replacement building will use brick and stone with “vertical stone fins” and “projecting stone sills” to recall the patterns of the white painted Georgian window reveals.