Zanzibar Locke planned for Ha’Penny Bridge 2020

Located between the Millennium Bridge and Ha’penny Bridge, the aparthotel will be Locke Hotels’ first Dublin development which is set to open it’s doors by summer 2020.

The estimated €17.1m scheme will comprise of 160 studios and one-bedroom apartments along with meeting rooms, gym, restaurant area and a coffee kiosk which will flow onto Ormond Quay lower.

Zanzibar Locke will primarily reside within the protected existing building on Dublin’s quays but also include the demolition of existing buildings on Strand Street Great and some structures to the rear Ormond Quay Lower. The aparthotel’s total floor area will be over 8,500 sq m (91,493 sq ft).

Demolition contractor, Tusker Construction began demolition works in December 2018 and main contractors, Bennett Construction is set to complete works by the end of March 2020.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau liaised with C+W O’Brien Architects to construct a series of interior CGIs for marketing purposes.

Full project details:

Project name: Zanzibar Locke aparthotel, Ha’Penny Bridge.

Site location: 34/35 & 36/37, Ormond Quay Lower (formerly known as Zanzibar/Bondi Beach Club), & rear 31 Ormond Quay Lower & rear 25-28 Great Strand St. (incl. 28A, 29, 30 & 31 Great Strand St.

Contract stage: On-site

Planning documents: Development website – An Bord Pleanála

Floor area: 8565 m2

Site area: 0.1 hectares

Storeys: 7

Units: 160

Blocks: 2

Development team:

Developer: Targeted Investment Opportunities Plc are based Dublin 1.

Architect: C+W O’Brien Architects is one of Ireland’s leading, award-winning architectural practices.  With over 35 years of professional experience with cutting edge technologies, they produce design solutions that enhance the built environment, transforming cities and communities, and achieving outstanding commercial success.

Project manager: Mitchell | McDermott is an independent firm of Construction Consultants founded by Paul Mitchell and Anthony McDermott. Paul and Anthony were previously directors in a global construction consultancy business working in the Irish market.They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Planning consultant: John Spain Associates was established in 1996 by John Spain. Based in heart of Dublin’s central business district with associate offices in London, Manchester and Leeds in the United Kingdom. They a wide range of professional services throughout Ireland in the areas of planning, development and environment.

Mech & Elec Engineer: ETHOS Engineering provide a broad range of design and construction experience combined with commitment to efficient and creative structural design will yield benefits to all phases of projects.

Consulting Engineers: GDCL Consulting Engineers produce fully integrated BIM Models using the latest software / drawing office technology, including AutoCAD Revit and Tekla Structures.

Main Contractor: Bennett Construction Limited was founded in 1917, Bennett Construction has steadily grown into an international construction and construction services company with clients representing every market sector.

Demolition Contractor: Tusker Construction Group are leading specialists in construction, reconstruction, demolition and civil engineering.

CGI consultants: 3D Design Bureau are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team 3DDB constructed a series of interior CGIs for marketing purposes. They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland

Images produced by 3D Design Bureau