|Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Development, Golden Lane, Dublin|
This mixed use development in the heart of Dublin City Centre comprises office, retail, leisure and residential developments. The featured look of the Radisson Hotel forms part of the Golden Lane phase, one of three completed phases in the redevelopment of this area. The site has created an entirely new block of the city, bounded by Ship Street Great, Chancery Land and Golden Lane.
The hotel itself consists of 150 high quality guest rooms including business class, executive suites, one bedroom suites and a presidential suite. A double basement below the hotel provides the parking requirements for the hotel. Other facilities include 15 contemporary meeting rooms, a ballroom and 2 spacious meeting rooms on the 7th floor overlooking the city centre
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The first phase of the overall development comprised 4500m2 of office space, the second phase 10,000m2 of residential and the third phase 20,000m2 of office, residential and included the construction of the hotel. Future phases will also include 32,000m2 of residential, retail and office space.
The structure comprises 2 levels of underground basement and due to the location of the site near Dublin Castle all construction requires careful examination and preservation of archaeology in the area. Also included in the development are high specification restaurants and bars at the ground floor levels
The structure is formed with in-situ reinforced concrete up to the first floor level. From there, in-situ concrete walls rise to support precast concrete floors at the upper levels. This facilitated a safer and quicker construction programme. The external skin was constructed using specialised curtain walling system to maximise views of the surrounding historical buildings of Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral.