Savoy expansion gets provisional go-ahead

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The Savoy Hotel will gain 35 new rooms as part of the project

35 new bedrooms are to be added to the Savoy Hotel in a €8m development that will see dozens of new jobs created in the city centre’s only 5-star hotel.

Kirkland Investments led by Rudi Butler, has been granted planning permission subject to a number of conditions to expand the building that houses the hotel as well as the Mill building adjacent.

The Mill building, which sits on the corner of Henry Street and Shannon Street is to be “tastefully” added to the current Savoy Hotel.

Managing director of the hotel property Ronan Brannigan has welcomed the conditional planning decision and is confident that the additional requirements can be met.

Expected inclusions to the development are a new French style brasserie, a roof plant gantry and a walkway between the existing hotel and the Mill Building.

A conservation architect will oversee the project should the 14 planning conditions be satisfied. The project will create up to 50 new construction jobs and 25 permanent positions afterwards.

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