We have recently provided conservation consultancy to OMS Architects for a planning application for the extension of the Cliff at Lyons Hotel, Celbridge . The sensitivity of the site relates to its proximity and historic relationship with the adjoining Lyons house and demesne.
The existing historic hotel buildings originally formed a lockyard, flanking the Grand Canal. The buildings evolved into a canal village in the 1820s included a mill, the Jolly Anglers Inn (which became a police barracks in the mid-19th century), a hotel and a Church of Ireland boarding school.
The proposed development consists of four two-storey bedroom blocks and a spa building. In plan terms, the blocks follow a similar development pattern and grain as that of the existing original canal village buildings in terms of scale and distribution.