PROTECTED STRUCTURE: The development will consist of a new Recital Hall at first floor level of the National Concert Hall, and the construction of a pair of extensions to be located at the rear of the Butler Wings north and south, comprising enclosed escape stairs, with publicly accessible lifts, and a partially enclosed open top plant area on roof. The new extensions will extend over four floors and link basement, ground, first and second floors and increase the total floor area of the building by approx 360 sqm. Removal of two existing modern external escape stairs at the rear of Butler Wing south and Butler Wing north, and the opening up of the North Marble Stairs and the South Marble Stairs as internal public stairs. The National Concert Hall, including the main building, boundary wall, gates, railings and adjoining Real Tennis Court are designated Protected Structures under the Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 (Reference 2425 & 2426). This application seeks permission.
The construction of 2 no. extensions in a phased manner, comprising external escape stairways with publicly accessible evacuation lifts, measuring some 360sqm, including rooftop plant areas. The stair towers will rise from basement and span four floors. Works also entail the demolition of existing steel external emergency escape stairs.Works to the Stairs and Lift Core must be carried out on a phase basis. The first Stairs and Lift Core must be completed and handed over for client for use and occupation before works can commence to the second Stairs and Lift Core.
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