McAleer & Rushe signed the deal with Findlater House Limited to convert the existing office Findlater House on O’Connell Street into a new generation hotel.

The ICA-designed scheme sets out to integrate an unloved 1970s 57,478 sq ft office block into the wider contextural fabric of O’Connell Street Dublin’s most famous thoroughfare..

To better integrate the building into its context its existing façade is to be be re-clad with a granite rainscreen system. The accommodation at ground floor is completed by
a new coffee shop unit which will enliven the corner of O’Connell Street and Cathal Brugha Street. The existing upper floors from first to fourth/fifth, will contain hotel guest rooms,
and ancillary accommodation. In addition to this the existing sixth floor will be removed and replaced, this will also contain hotel guest rooms.

Martin Magee, Managing Director McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK said:

“McAleer & Rushe’s involvement signals our confidence in Dublin’s resurgence. The works include the complete soft strip of the building, removal of plant rooms and the existing façade, reconfiguration of the internal cores and construction of an additional floor.”

The Holiday Inn Express Dublin – City Centre is set to open in spring 2016 will operate under a franchise agreement with existing Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) owner Findlater House Ltd.

Sunil Joginpally, owner of Findlater House Ltd and Holiday Inn Express Dublin – City Centre said:

“We’re really excited to be bringing the Holiday Inn Express brand to Dublin’s vibrant City centre. We couldn’t have asked for a better location”.

Virtus Contracts Management has been appointed to provide Project Management and Quantity Surveying services for the redevelopment.

For further information please contact: Robert Gibson at Grenadier on 0207 834 6263 / 07748 182 234