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Powerscourt Hotel Staff Accommodation

Powerscourt Hotel, one of the country's most prestigious 5-star resort hotels, employed Cobbe Architecture to review and devise a creative solution to their staff accommodation shortage.

The resultant clever but complex design solution creates two sunken courtyards within the fabric of an existing subterranean car park, with 29 rooms for 56 staff members that open directly onto the landscaped courtyards. The existing top deck car park retains some parking spaces around rectangular light wells punched through the slab to the courtyards below. The overall design solution has minimal impact on the sensitive surrounds of the Powerscourt Estate, which was a critical focus of the client's design brief, and also fundamental in securing a successful planning grant from both Wicklow County Council and An Bord Planeala.




MHL Hotels


Powerscourt Estate, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Design Team

Cobbe Architecture; JJ Campbell; ; McGill Associates; AxisEng;

Ryan & Associates



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