Works commence on multi-million Portobello hotel

Demolition works are expected to commence imminently to allow for the construction of a €12m Hotel Development at Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8.

The demolition will consist of the demolition of the existing Portobello Harbour House building and a light industrial warehouse. Demolition works are expected to take 3 months to complete. 

The 178-bedroom hotel development will span over 6 storeys and feature a bar, restaurant, gym, meetings rooms and a business library.

Developers, MKN Property Group received planning permission to build the Portobello hotel in January of 2019. An Bord Pleanála overturned Dublin City Council’s decision to refuse planning permission.

Situated along the canal, on Portobello harbour, the site is within 5 minutes’ walk of Camden Street and Iveagh Gardens.

Architectural Visualisation of Portobello Hotel - 3D Design Bureau
Architectural Visualisation of Portobello Hotel – 3D Design Bureau

Growth of Dublin hotels:

According to the Irish Construction Industry, there will be an additional 3,000 hotel bedrooms in Dublin by 2020. The Portobello Hotel adds to the growing list of high-profile hotel schemes currently being constructed around the city.

Hilton Hotels have recently announced that they will be opening their latest Hampton Hotel in February 2020. The development will include a 249-bedroom hotel spanned over 8 storeys.

Tetrarch Capital, a Dublin-based developer, recently received planning permission for a 393-bedroom budget hotel and a 202-unit aparthotel located opposite Trinity College.

Dalata Hotel Group is set to complete works on a new 140-bedroom Maldron Hotel on the former Tara Towers hotel site on Merrion Road, Dublin 4.

Architectural visualisation of Hampton Hotel's latest 249-bedroom hotel, Dublin City - 3D Design Bureau
Architectural visualisation of Hampton Hotel’s latest 249-bedroom hotel, Dublin City – 3D Design Bureau

Full project details:

Project name: Works commence Portobello hotel

Contract stage: On-site

Planning documents: Dublin County Council – An Bord Pleanála 

Ref no: 4284/17

Floor area: 5775 m2

Site area: 0.13 hectares

Bedrooms: 178

Storeys: 6

Architectural Visualisation of Portobello Hotel - 3D Design Bureau
Architectural Visualisation of Portobello Hotel – 3D Design Bureau

Development team:

Client – MKN Property Group is a privately owned, award winning property development, investment and construction company with over 20 years’ experience in the acquisition, design, construction and management of numerous residential and commercial projects.

Developer – Tifco Limited are a very experienced hospitality, development and management company who own and operate a portfolio of hotels in Ireland under the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express brands both in Ireland and in Germany.

Developer – Jurys Inn Hotel Group Limited are situated in city centres across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

Architect – John Fleming Architects were established in 1994, John Fleming Architects (JFA) has developed a diverse body of creative work. This work includes private one-off residential, multi-unit residential, commercial, hospitality/leisure and retail projects, as well as student residences and large-scale master planning exercises.

Planning consultants – John Spain Associates was established in 1996 by John Spain. Based in heart of Dublin’s central business district with associate offices in London, Manchester and Leeds in the United Kingdom. They a wide range of professional services throughout Ireland in the areas of planning, development and environment.

CGI Consultants – 3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau created a series of verified view montages and architectural CGIs which were used for both planning and marketing purposes.