Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Year: 2007
Status: Project Currently on hold.

This project is for a boutique hotel and nightclub in a range of protected buildings, constructed between 1790 and 1820. The site is located adjacent to a National Monument, St Mary D'urso Abbey Cross Tower,  which dates from 1206. The project also involves renewal of the streetscape,  including a new floor with renovations to existing shop fronts.

The rear extension is clad in timber and glass, and acts as a counterfoil to the National Monument. This is seen as a light backdrop to the remnants of the Abbey, which are visible on the approach into Drogheda. The elevations are a modern response which respect the historic fabric of the site and do not obliterate the rhythmic plot sizes evident along the street. Proposed shop fronts are a modern interpretation with each shop clad in a different material of copper, timber, glass and steel.