The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 has been converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel with an opening in summer 2016.
The works include the complete soft strip of the building, removal of plantrooms, removal of the existing façade, the reconfiguration of the internal cores and construction of one additional floor using a lightweight Metsec Structure. The new façade consists of granite cladding and aluminium curtain walling.
PUNCH design incorporated detailed structural analysis of the existing concrete frame building and capacity assessment for the additional 6th floor rooms as well as other major structural alterations.
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