Balancing historic and contemporary languages, the South Great George’s Street site offers a mixed-use hotel, retail, and office environment at a prominent corner site in Dublin city centre.
Original building’s ornate red brick façade, dating from 1888, has been retained and restored to anchor the contemporary brief within an aura of familiarity and character. The ornate brick sits in a pleasant contrast with ground floor contemporary stone and frameless glazing, serving as active shopfronts. The scheme is complete with a contemporary extension along Stephen's Street, providing a new main entrance to the development.
Greenleaf Group /
5,232 sq m
This difficult project involved significant challenges including archaeology, complex façade retention, with irregular site geometry combined with the many problematic issues of working on a city centre site to the exacting specification of a new hotel chain.
The dormered roofline of South Great George’s Street’s new Premier Inn is a
frothy but compatible bedfellow to the Victorian facade retention below…
… the Premier Inn is a very rare instance of
considered design qualities being deployed at roof level in Dublin.”
DUBLIN CIVIC TRUST