East Wall Road to Welcome New 15-Storey Hotel, Office, and 88 Apartments.

Irish developers, MKN Property have received the green light for the construction of a 15-storey hotel, 88 build-to-rent apartments, and an office scheme on Dublin’s East Wall Road.

Dublin City Council had granted approval for the mix-use scheme in March 2021. An appeal was lodged against the scheme, which was subsequently withdrawn in September 2021, clearing the development for construction. The overall project is due for completion in 2023.

The project involves the demolition of existing two car showrooms on the junction of East Wall Road and Alfie Byrne Road. The development will be contained within three blocks that will comprise a 15-storey hotel, 6 office/retail units, and 88 residential apartments all constructed over a basement car park.

The first block will contain a 15-storey hotel that will rise to a maximum of 52.7 metres (173 ft) in height. It will feature 195-bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, and conference facilities.

The second block will comprise a café unit and residential amenity space on the ground floor. 6 office units will be spread out over the first to third floors. Floors four to seven will contain 28 build-to-rent units.

The third block will be a 10-storey apartment complex that will contain 60 build-to-rent units. The apartment mix for the entire scheme is 46 one-bed units and 42 two-bed units.

The basement serving all three blocks will provide 45 car parking spaces, 100 bicycle parking spaces, an ancillary hotel, and residential facilities. 

The scheme will have vehicular and pedestrian access, a drop-off area to serve the hotel, and associated changes to the public footpath, fire tender egress, and pedestrian access. The site will also include a landscaped urban plaza, riverside walkway along the river Tolka, play area, and 60 bicycle spaces located at surface level.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with the development team to provide both 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced a total of 7 verified view montages, 3 presentation photomontages, 1 architectural CGI, and a BRE daylight and sunlight assessment which were submitted as part of the planning application to Dublin City Council. The 3D visualisations are now being used for marketing purposes with national media covering the project.

East Wall Road Full Project Details:

(Provided by Construction Information Services)

Project Name: East Wall Road Mix-Use Development.

Project Type: Hotel, Residential, and Commercial Development

Site Location: Commercial Premises at the Junction of East Wall Road and Alfie Byrne Road, on East Wall Road, Dublin 3, D03 F2H3, Co. Dublin

Stage: Planning Granted

Planning documentsDublin City Council

Planning Authority: Dublin City Council

Planning Reference: 3091/20

Floor Area: 17,795 m2

Site Area: 0.38 hectares

Hotel Bedrooms: 195

Total Res Units: 188

One-Bed Apartments: 46

Two-Bed Apartments: 42

Office Units: 6

Storeys: 15

Car Parking: 79

Presentation CGI of East Wall Road new 15-storey hotel, office, and 88 apartments.
Presentation CGI of East Wall Road new 15-storey hotel, office, and 88 apartments.


Development Team:

Developer: MKN Properties Limited delivers award-winning property that offers the latest in sustainable design and technology. They are based in Dublin 3.

Architect: Davey & Smith Architects has collaborated with many of the major developers and contractors in Ireland over the past 10 years, guiding many high-density residential and mixed-use projects through the planning and construction process. They are based in Dublin 3.

Planning Consultant: John Spain Associates provide planning consultancy services and have expertise in a wide variety of planning projects from site appraisals and domestic scale developments to major urban and rural, brownfield, and green-field developments.

Structural & Civil Engineer: BDP is a major international, interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers, and urbanists. They are based in Manchester.

Landscape Consultant: Murray & Associates are fully qualified in landscape architecture, horticulture, project management, health & safety, and arboriculture, and have significant experience and expertise in these fields. They are based in Dublin 3.

Transport Consultant: NRB Consulting Engineers Ltd provides the following services: traffic engineer, consulting engineer, traffic impact, traffic impact assessment, transportation impact, transportation impact assessment, road safety audit, road design, infrastructure design. They are based in Dublin 14.

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.