175-Bedroom Smithfield Hotel Gets Green Light
A planned 175-bedroom, five to seven-storey hotel in Dublin's Smithfieldhas been granted planning permission from Dublin City Council.
Dublin Loft Company will develop the hotel at 6-11 Hendrick Street, replacing an existing 3,000 square foot single-storey property and will extend to 60,000 square feet. The hotel's ground floor is to have a bar, dining areas, bedrooms and ensuites, offices, with the remaining bedrooms and ensuites spread across the above stories. There will also be an outside landscaped courtyard area.
One submission made against the development by An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, asked for it to be scaled down to show "appropriate sensitivity" to a close by protected site, reports Dublinlive.ie.
"The style of hotel will be in between a standard [Fáilte Ireland-classified] hotel and a contemporary boutique hotel aimed at younger visitors," said the hotel's design statement, carried out by Hussey Architects.
The planning report, filed by RPS Group on behalf of Dublin Loft Company said: "A key aim of the proposed development is to revive and reinstate the continuous line of street frontage which would have existed historically along Hendricks Street. A hotel use at this location in close proximity to Smithfield, the LUAS and a variety of visitor attractions will contribute to the vibrancy, vitality and overall continued regeneration of this area."