The Mercantile Group has been instructed by Dublin City Council to reduce the scale of its planned €10 million refurbishment of Dublin's Mercantile Hotel.
According to The Irish Times, Dublin City Council has asked Mercantile firm Orangeseed "to consider reducing the height, scale and mass of the proposed rear extension to a maximum of five storeys".
Concerns Over Size And Visual Impact
The Mercantile Group had originally planned to increase the hotel's room count from 28 to 109 by adding a six-storey vertical extension to the rear of the premises and the adjacent Dame House, which the group purchased for €7.5 million in 2017.
However, the council is concerned that the proposed extension will appear out of proportion with the existing buildings and have an adverse visual impact on the hotel's location at the junction of Dame Street and South Great George’s Street.
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