Permission for development on lands (c. 0.791 ha) at 64, 65 and 66, Gardiner Street Lower, and all associated sites to the rear addressing Moland Place, Dublin 1. Nos. 64, 65 and 66 Gardiner Street Lower are Protected Structures. The development will consist of the following: – Refurbishment/ alterations and change of use of existing buildings on the site and construction of new buildings to the rear to provide a hotel development (72 bedrooms) with ancillary public restaurant (c. 96 sq.m) and associated ancillary uses. The overall building will comprise a gross floor area of c. 2,747 sq.m of which c. 1,071 sq.m is accommodated within the existing buildings and c. 1,676 sq.m is new build. The refurbished existing frontage buildings incorporating Nos. 64, 65 and 66 Gardiner Street Lower contain 32 bedrooms and involve internal reconfiguration to restore many of the formal rooms to their original layout. The frontage buildings which are to change to hotel use are currently arranged as follows: Nos. 64, 65 and 66 Gardiner Street Lower (former medical, office and related uses, now vacant), lands to the rear of these properties is an existing car park. -The development will include the demolition of non-original internal partition walls and replacement with appropriate internal wall treatments, demolition of the rear modern concrete boundary wall fronting Moland Place, modifications to existing returns of 64 and 65 at basement and ground floor level to allow interconnection between the new rear block and the protected structures to the front. -The main entrance to the hotel and lounge area is proposed at No. 65 Gardiner Street Lower. -The development involves works and change of use of the protected structures (recent use as medical, office and associated uses including a car park to the rear) and rear returns to the rear of Nos. 64-66 Gardiner Street Lower to use a hotel, restaurant and ancillary uses. -The new build element is located to the rear and is located along the boundary with Moland Place where a second hotel entrance is proposed. 2 no. new external landscaped courtyard spaces (c. 139 sq.m total) are provided on either side of the link building to the rear of Nos. 64-66 Gardiner Street Lower. The new building contains 40 bedrooms, a kitchen at basement level, a restaurant space at ground level, a services room, customer toilets and ancillary accommodation, all over 6 levels (including a basement level) with balconies at fifth floor level. -No on-site car parking is proposed. -Works to the existing front buildings (Nos. 64-66 Gardiner Street Lower) will include conservation repairs to existing historic sliding sash windows and repointing of front and rear brick elevations to include wigged pointing on the Gardiner Street Lower elevation. -The roofs will undergo re-slating with new natural slate. -The existing buildings will accommodate the hotel reception, 32 no. hotel bedrooms, lounge areas and will retain an existing customer lift all over 5 levels (including basement level). -The development will also consist of signage consisting of a projecting sign and associated lighting at the entrance on Gardiner Street Lower elevation and a surface fixed sign over the secondary entrance at Moland Place; and all ancillary works associated with the development.
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