Permission for amendments to previously approved development (Reg. Ref. 2245/16 & An Bord Pleanala Ref. PL29S.246463). The amendments consist of:
(a) the reconfiguration/ relocation of the stairs and lifts, and floor levels within the retained building envelop, to improve general and accessible circulation, with consequent alterations to internal layouts on all floors and incorporating an additional four bedrooms to upper floors, one at 1st and 2nd and two at 3rd floor, due to the relocations of the stairs;
(b) at ground and lower level ground floor levels: the relocation of the bar and restaurant from upper to lower ground floor level, with provision of a lobby cafe/ bar at ground level opening out to Pembroke Street Lower; four bedrooms are relocated from lower ground to ground level, the ventilation void/ lightwell at lower ground floor is omitted;
(c) at basement level: an increase in area of 217 sq.m to include provision of meeting rooms and offices to rear, with staff/ service areas to the front, and re-configuration of the plant room;
(d) at fifth floor level: the extension of the front access stairs enclosure to serve the existing plant and storage space of 14sq.m; reconstruction of existing 84 sq.m storage room and provision of a 1.6 m high top plant enclosure to rear;
(e) elevational amendments to rear/ west facade fenestration to provide for the new internal layouts (basement meeting rooms; lower ground floor dining room; and relocated fire escape routes); and a new entrance at ground floor of existing front/ east elevation allowing direct street access to the cafe/ bar.
The total gross floor area of the development is 5,520 sq.m., an increase of 438 sq.m over the permitted development, with a net increase of four bedrooms (increasing the provision from 98 to 102 bedrooms). The overall mass, form, height, area and character of building is not altered by these amendments.
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