Over 70 jobs are expected to be created as a brand new Wetherspoons pub opens on Lower Abbey Street next week.

The company has spent €4 million in developing the new pub on the site of a former bank and chapel on the northside street, which will open on June 21 – just in time for the weekend.

The pub, called The Silver Penny, will be managed by Filip Mordak who formally worked at another Wetherspoons pub, The Forty Foot in Dún Laoghaire.

The new pub design is said to complement the structure of the historic landmark buildings it’s housed in, as well as offering up the vibrant atmosphere expected from a pub.

The Silver Penny will be open from 8am until 11.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am until 12.30am on Friday and Saturday and 8am until 11pm on Sunday. Food will be served throughout the day, from opening until 11pm, every day, with kids welcome on premises until 9pm alongside an adult.

The pub has step free access and a specially adapted accessible and ambulant toilet for customers with disabilities.

Manager Filip Mordak said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Dublin city centre community.”

The company already runs a number of pubs across Dublin, in Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire, Blanchardstown and Swords. Work is also on-going on a Wetherspoons hotel and bar, Keavan’s Port, on Camden Street, which is expected to open in 2020.