Plans Submitted for Multi-Million Hotel in Dublin 8
According to the Irish construction industry, there’ll be an extra 3,000 hotel bedrooms in Dublin by 2020. This is in response to the exponential rise in tourism that the Country has been and continues to experience moving forward. Construction Information Service also support this projection stating that Dublin’s hotel room stock will rise 15 per cent over the next three years as new hotels in the Docklands, near Dublin Airport and surrounding city area’s open their doors. One property group behind an upcoming hotel scheme soon to be realised in the Portobello Dublin 8 area is MKN Property Group. MKN acquired Portobello House, Harbour House and surrounding properties in mid-2016 and have applied for planning last month for a proposed hotel development on the site. Adding to the growing list of high-profile hotel schemes going up around the city, Portobello is set to add an additional 178 rooms to the total projected number of hotel rooms over the coming years.
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Project Name: Proposed Hotel Development – Portobello
Project Location: 17 Portobello Harbour and Portobello College, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8
Planning Reference: 4284/17
Project Details: Planning Permission for development at a site of approx. 0.13 ha at 17 Portobello Harbour and Portobello College, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8.
The development will consist of:
- the demolition of the existing 2 to 4 no. storey buildings at the subject site and the construction of a 6 no. storey over basement, 178 bedroom hotel of approximately 5,775 sq. m with terraces at the fourth floor facing south and east, as well as a setback terrace ( non -public access ) at the fourth floor ( northern elevation );
- all ancillary areas to include staff areas, external service yard to the west, welcome / reception, bar, licensed restaurant, gym, meeting room / business library, laundry and electric substation and transformer all located at ground floor level;
- 16 no. cycle spaces at ground floor level, hotel bedrooms at ground floor (fronting onto Grand Canal ) and from first to fifth floor levels across the building;
- ancillary basement areas to include plant room, staff-room / kitchen and changing areas; canopy to entrance onto existing plaza, roof plant area and green roof and all ancillary site development / boundary works.
Client: MKN Property Group & Tifco Limited – MKN Property Group is a privately owned, award winning property development, investment and construction company with over 20 years experience in the acquisition, design, construction and management of numerous residential and commercial projects.
Tifco Limited are a very experienced hospitality, development and management company who own and operate a portfolio of hotels in Ireland under the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express brands both in Ireland and in Germany.
Architect: John Fleming Architects: Established in 1994, John Fleming Architects (JFA) has developed a diverse body of creative work. This work includes private one-off residential, multi-unit residential, commercial, hospitality/leisure and retail projects, as well as much-needed student residences and many large scale master planning exercises.
Planning Consultants: John Spain Associates was established in 1996 by John Spain. Based in heart of Dublin’s central business district with associate offices in London, Manchester and Leeds in the United Kingdom. They a wide range of professional services throughout Ireland in the areas of planning, development and environment.
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