Ormond Hotel Demolition Met With High Court Challenge

By Dave Simpson
Ormond Hotel Demolition Met With High Court Challenge

Redevelopment works at Dublin's Ormond Hotel have been met with two separate High Court challenges after the occupiers and owners of neighboring properties claimed that the project's developer, Monteco Holdings, failed to comply with pre-construction requirements before the commencement of the work at the start of June.

Located at numbers 7-13 Ormond Quay Upper, the Ormond Hotel includes a protected structure at number 12 and is adjacent to a national monument at number six. Last year, An Bord Pleanála granted Monteco permission to demolish the current structure and replace it with a part five-, part four-storey 121 bedroom hotel.

However, Bagots Hutton restaurant of number six and the owner/occupier of number five, Michael Smith, have alleged that Monteco did not submit proposals for the protection of adjacent structures, as per pre-work commencement requirements, with claims being made that the demolition work is causing a dust nuisance. These claims are being denied by Monteco Holdings, according to The Irish Times.

The case was adjourned for two weeks on Monday (June 25) by Justice Seamus Noonan after lawyers for both the challengers and Monteco said they would need time to exchange affidavits.

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