ceremony marks the start of work on the Dublin Cultural Arts Center | New

Members of Dublin City Council attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the future Cultural Arts Centre. (Photo courtesy of Dublin City)

The former Dublin Police Headquarters is set to be converted into a cultural, artistic and educational center for residents and community members.

Design renderings of the new Dublin Cultural Arts Center show what the building will look like once construction and renovations are complete. (Image courtesy of Dublin City)

Recently, city leaders gathered to declare a milestone for the project – a premiere to mark the first day of construction for the renovations.

Waving to masses, Dublin City Council and other officials took part in the event for the new centre. The former Dublin Police Service House will be transformed into a 13,000 square foot arts and culture center due to open in 2024.

In recent years, officials had recognized the need for a cultural network in Dublin, according to Shari Jackman, the city’s communications manager.

“Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, long-term strategic planning has always identified a cultural arts center as something destined for Dublin,” Jackman told the Weekly. “As conversations began about a new facility being built for the Dublin Police Service, a location was finally identified for the future Cultural Arts Centre.”

James C. Tibbs