Mansion House Universal Access Works Part 8

Closed 26 Mar 2024

Opened 12 Feb 2024


Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of Universal Access Works to the Mansion House, a Protected Structure and a Recorded Monument, situated in a Zone of Archaeological Potential and in the South City Retail Quarter Architectural Conservation Area. The proposed works consist of the following:

New external approach route to the Oak Room & Round Room shared Entrance Vestibule, to include the removal of existing modern steps and existing raised approach route from Dawson Street to the Entrance Vestibule of the Oak Room & Round Room, located between the Mansion House and the Lord Mayor’s Garden. The existing raised approach route will be replaced by a new gently downwards sloping approach route, to a new level one storey below the existing. Removal of existing railings and light well wall to northern side of the Mansion House. Adjustment of modern railings between the approach route and the Lord Mayor’s Garden. Provision of new external stairs leading from terrace of Supper Room down to the Lord Mayor’s Garden, landing at the southeast corner of the existing garden. Provision of a new Juliet Balcony to existing external double doors to the Lady Mayoress’s Parlour at the North elevation at Ground Floor level of the Mansion House. Localised adjustment to modern paving at northeast corner of forecourt to Mansion House.

Alterations to existing Oak Room & Round Room Entrance Vestibule to include new public entrance one storey below existing. This work includes the adaption of the existing Entrance Vestibule space from single storey to new double height (in part) Entrance Foyer encompassing a section of the existing basement beneath, new lower storey addition to its main front elevation. The new lower part of the elevation will contain the proposed new main entrance to the Foyer accessed from the proposed new approach route. Proposed new roof at existing location, proposed new single roof light to replace existing three roof lights. Provision of new internal passenger lift and staircase between the new lower ground floor level and existing upper ground floor level. Alteration to the interior expression to include new wall panelling, ceilings and floors. Relocation of existing double doors between Oak Room of Mansion House and New Entrance Foyer along same wall. Adjustment of door set between the Supper Room and New Entrance Foyer.

Provision of a new passenger lift within The Mansion House. The works will include a new lift shaft and lift car to serve lower ground, upper ground and first floors of the Mansion House. Lowering of existing window at lower ground floor, to provide new accessible entrance door at lower ground floor level along the northern wall of The Mansion House. This new entrance door will be accessed directly off new sloped approach route. Alteration to room layouts at lower ground floor to provide circulation route to lift. Alteration to internal wall at upper ground floor to provide door opening into lift. Provision new door opening in First Floor external wall to rear of Mansion House to accommodate access to lift. Provision of a second new door opening along same wall at First Floor to allow egress at this location.

Addition of new Mechanical Ventilation Plant and Screen to flat roof at rear of Supper Room and all other associated site works.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy for a period of 4 weeks from Friday 09.02.2024 during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday - Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

The Local Authority has concluded following a preliminary examination that there is no real likelihood of the proposed development having significant effects on the environment and therefore an EIA is not required.

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made, in writing, to the Executive Manager, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, before 4.30pm on Monday 26.03.2024


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