Dublin City Council Approves Plans To Add Extension To Dublin's Conrad Hotel
Dublin City Council has approved plans to add an extension to Dublin's Conrad Hotel.
As reported by The Irish Times, the planned extension will increase the number of rooms at the hotel by 88 to 280, and will also include a two-level rooftop terraced bar, a new façade for the property and a wellness centre.
In addition to an eight storey extension, the proposal reportedly also includes adding an extra floor to the existing hotel to increase its number of storeys to nine.
Dublin City Council Planner’s Report
The Dublin City Council planner's report reportedly recommended that planning permission for the proposed extension be granted said that the visual impact assessment lodged with the scheme demonstrates "that the proposed development will not result in adverse visual impacts on the surrounding area", and reportedly also found that the proposed upgrading of the hotel would enhance the streetscape on to Earlsfort Terrace and provide a greater presence on to Leeson Street.
The report reportedly further said that given the urban context and the uses of the adjacent buildings, the scale of the development is consistent with existing and emerging trends, and that the scheme "will positively contribute to the streetscape and vibrancy of the area."
Conditions Attached To The Permission
€583,776 must reportedly be paid to the city council for public infrastructure and €231,078 in respect of the Luas Cross City Scheme as part of the planning conditions attached to the permission.
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