• 26 January 2022

Transformation of Dublin’s Clery’s Quarter progresses towards completion

Set to redefine the heart of Dublin’s city centre, the major refurbishment of Clery’s Quarter is heading for completion later this year.

Developed by Oakmount in partnership with Europa Capital and Core Capital, the mixed-use development is spread across three buildings and comprises five diverse elements. The 60,000 sq ft historic department store, Block A, incorporates the addition of Clery’s rooftop bar and restaurant above, complete with breath-taking cityscape views including the world’s tallest sculpture – The Spire – which soars into the Dublin skyline from its home nearby on O’Connell Street. Elsewhere, 92,000 sq ft of premium Grade A office space will be created at The Earl Building along with 8,500 sq ft of new food and beverage amenities at Earl Place Market while a new 176-bedroom boutique hotel named The Clery will complete the scheme.

Waterman’s team in Dublin is providing civil and structural engineering design services for the scheme, working alongside the architect, Henry J Lyons, to maximise the potential of the redevelopment whilst preserving the historic building for future generations to enjoy. The design includes the careful removal of multiple layers of historic shop fit-out and modifications to allow the original structure to be revealed. Working closely with the demolition contractor, we helped develop a demolition phasing and temporary works scheme which ensures the stability and structure of the historic building will be maintained and protected throughout the development.

The Clery hotel site is currently being utilised for construction material storage and will be the final element of the scheme to be built once the main retail, office and food and beverage elements of the scheme are complete.

Completion of Clery’s Quarter is anticipated in Autumn 2022.

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