SACKVILLE HOUSE HOTEL, SACKVILLE PLACE, DUBLIN 1
START DATE: June 2017 FINISH DATE: December 2018
Redevelopment of a 1970′s 4-storey office block in Dublin City Centre to create a new hotel with 158 rooms, over a ground floor reception, bar and restaurant associated with the proposed hotel use and an adjacent separate retail/restaurant/cafe unit. The proposal extends the existing building vertically to six floors with a set-back penthouse level. The existing structural frame and floor slabs are to be retained and re-used, an additional 3 storey lightweight steel structure is proposed, whilst also infilling an existing mezzanine above the ground floor. The existing pre-cast concrete façade is to be removed and replaced with extensive full-height glazing at ground level. The upper levels are a combination of cut stone, framing a triple skin façade of glazing and vertical glass brise-soleil. The proposed zinc clad fourth and fifth floors are stepped back from the parapet shoulder of the building allowing the opportunity to create external south facing roof terraces.
The original building became a landmark eyesore building. The Architects proposal is to replace it with a well-designed, contemporary building appropriate to the nature and scale of this corner site. The main massing element of the building stands at four floors. The upper levels step back accordingly and will allow for the creation of roof level terraces. The hotel use will underpin the regeneration of this point of Marlborough Street, and will bring in the region of 300 people to the building on a daily basis. This street level activity will be of significant value to the area.