Central Bank to become the new headquarters for Pokemon
An exciting new development for Ireland.
Since the Central Bank closed its doors in 2017 there has been a lot of interest in what will happen next to the building.
The Central Bank has since been acquired by Hines in partnership with the Peterson Group in Hong Kong, which plan to develop it into Central Plaza.
The redevelopment is set to include retail, offices, new rooftop bar and restaurant but on top of that it is also set to be the headquarters for Pokémon in Ireland.
Pokémon was recently listed as one of the buildings major tenants and will occupy two floors of the new Central Plaza.
According to The Irish Times the Pokemon Company has purchased 5,000 square metres of space across the third and fourth floors of Central Plaza.
As the redevelopment of the Central Bank to Central Plaza is still underway it is currently unknown when exactly the Pokémon Company will move into the premises.
What we do know is that Nintendo seem to be buying up more property in Europe and have their eyes on Ireland, so we could see even more headquarters popping up around the country.
Another large business that also plans to set up shop at Central Plaza is Krispy Kreme who a couple of months ago announced their intention to its second Irish doughnut outlet at the development.
All and all Central Plaza is shaping up to be a very interesting development and I for one am looking forward to eating a Krispy Kreme donut while playing Pokémon Go at the rooftop bar which apparently will have 360-degree views of the city extending as far as Phoenix Park, Howth Head and the Wicklow Mountains.