1 Georges Quay, Dublin

The newly renamed 1GQ, which served as Ulster Bank’s Dublin headquarters since the 1990’s, occupies a prime position overlooking the Liffey River and the Custom House, at the gateway to the south docks.

The existing block is to be stripped out and modernised in line with the best in the city, while the railings area at the front of the building is to be opened up to accommodate a large new landscaped plaza and a striking five-storey glazed extension.