The condominium at the heart of a controversial condominium development on The Mall, in The Irish Way, Dublin is one of a number of buildings in the city to be condemned due to potential asbestos contamination.
The Condominium Management Organisation (CMO) has confirmed that one of its properties is a ‘minimal risk’ to the public, but that the other four properties are deemed to be ‘high risk’ and “very likely to contain asbestos”.
The CMO said that in order to be considered for an asbestos exemption, the building must be assessed by a health and safety expert.
The CMO also said that the building is within the site plan for the Mall, meaning it has to comply with any development plans.
The Mall is a three-storey building with two towers, a large open space and a large courtyard.
The CMA has already given the green light for the building to be constructed.
The building was built in the 1960s.
The Mall is currently undergoing renovation to include a new entrance, a new courtyard and a new facade.
The renovation is expected to be completed in 2017.
The building is one block from the entrance to the Mall and the Mall’s entrance is on the top floor.
A spokesperson for the CMA said that “asbestos is a known carcinogen and therefore poses a risk to the general public”.