Proposal to redevelop former British Rail hotel
Permission is being sought to build an extension to the former British Rail hotel on North Wall in Dublin. The former hotel was last in use as offices for Irish Rail. The new scheme will see an eight storey building constructed to the rear and connected to the former hotel to create a 168 bedroom hotel. Other buildings on the site will include a nine storey office building to North Wall Quay and New Wapping Street; and a six storey mixed use building at Mayor Street Upper and New Wapping Street.
Originally constructed as the London and North Western Hotel in 1883. The LNWR did have its own architect and architectural draughtsmen were employed in the Engineering Dept., so the hotel was probably designed in-house. The Architectural Assistant to Chief Engineer between 1852 and 1886 was a J.B. Stansby, who designed their headquarters building in London.