Adare Manor Hotel

Adare, Co. Limerick

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Project Details

Client: Tizzard Holdings Ltd

Architect: Reardon Smith Architects

Value: Confidential

Services Provided: C&S Engineering Services, PDSP, Traffic Services

Category: Conservation

Project Duration: 2015 – 2018

Project Description

Founded by the second Earl of Dunraven in 1832, Adare Manor is set in an 840 acre parkland Estate and comprises the Manor House which is a listed protected structure, courtyard, formal gardens and an eighteen-hole championship golf course on the banks of the tranquil River Maigue. The golf course is due to host the famous Ryder Cup in 2026.

Adare Manor was originally a two-storey seven-bay house from the early 18th century. Construction of the current Manor and Estate commenced in 1832 and took 28 years to complete. The Manor Estate remained in the ownership of the Dunraven family until 1982 when it was sold to an investment consortium by Lady Dunraven. Over the next 25 years it would go through multiple restorations and expansions to include a new river wing, indoor swimming pool and conference room (1989), a golf course (1995) and an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with pro-shop, bar and dining room (1999).

Limerick man J.P. McManus acquired Adare Manor in January 2015 and quickly put in place plans to renovate the existing Manor building and Golf Clubhouse. Great care and attention was taken when drawing up the proposed plans to ensure that the renovations would honour the building’s architectural heritage. In addition to renovating the main Manor house the proposals included the construction of a new bedroom wing, a new ballroom and a new swimming pool, all of which are adjoining the Manor. A number of new buildings will be constructed to support the running of the Manor Hotel; these include an Energy Centre and a Facilities Complex. The works on site began in January 2016 and are due for completion in 2018.

PUNCH provided full civil and structural design services for the entire development. All new structural works within the Manor building are designed in line with a sympathetic approach in line with conservation practice.

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