Shelbourne Development acquired the former Department of Justice building from the Irish Government in 2004 following a competitive tender. Shelbourne immediately commissioned a professional team to design a state of the art new office scheme for this exceptionally located site. Planning was obtained in early 2005 and the development was completed by mid 2006. The property is now fully let, with tenants including Maples & Calder (international law firm), Dolmen Securities (leading Irish stockbroker), Hedgeserv (US hedgefund administrators), Griffith & Armour and Avoca Capital (specialised fund manager). Petroceltic Ireland Limited (international oil explorationists) have taken the penthouse suite which was fitted out by Gensler London. The scheme is located on the south side of Dublin’s premier city centre park (St. Stephen’s Green) and is 3 minutes walk from the terminus for the Luas commuter rail line. The building has been let at record rents for Dublin city office space of over €700 per sq. m. and the quality of finish is setting the standard for modern offices in Dublin.