Aparthotel Development


Holstein Investments Limited


Nos. 12-17 Mark Street and Nos. 3-7 Shaw Street, Dublin 2


August 2015 – Ongoing


DTA Architects

Photo Credit

3D Design Bureau


The Applicant, Holstein Investments Limited, is a subsidiary established by Tetrarch Capital Limited, an Irish-owned Dublin-based real estate investment and development platform that is particularly active in the hotel/hospitality and leisure sectors, with interests also in residential and office developments.

The development of a purpose-built aparthotel on the site seeks to provide much-needed additional tourist accommodation in Dublin in a strategic site in the city centre.

In summary, the development proposed will have a primary frontage to Mark Street and a secondary frontage to Shaw Street. The scheme proposes the demolition of existing part single/part 2 storey commercial buildings and the development of a part 5 (including setbacks) and part 6 storey (including setbacks) over basement aparthotel comprising 142 No. studios/suites consisting of 165 No. rooms and related aparthotel facilities including: reception area; coffee and seating area; exercise room; guest laundry room; storage; administration and staff facilities; plant area; waste storage area; and delivery and dispatch area.

The development includes works to protect and conserve the existing railway arches with the areas under these integrated into the overall proposal, which includes for a change of use of these areas from car rental commercial use to aparthotel use.

The scheme was developed to respect the adjacent DART line, to ensure that the special character of the proximate Protected Structures was protected and also to ensure that the amenities of adjoining residents are not negatively impacted upon.

Our Role

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) provided strategic planning advice to the Applicant and Design Team and served as the Agent for the Planning Application and subsequent Further Information stage.

Planning Outcome

Dublin City Council issued a Notification of Grant of Permission for the scheme in April 2017.