Sally Gap Bar – Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow

Powerscourt Hotel,
Autograph Collection,

Construction Period
March 2023 – August 2023

Cobbe Architecture
59 Merrion Square S, Dublin,

Interior Design
Millimetre Design
4 Ongar Square, Ongar Village,

Structural Engineers
Patrick McCaul Environmental
JJ Campbell & Associates
Unit F1, Nutgrove Office Park,
Rathfarnham, Dublin 14,

MEP Engineers
47 Mount Street Upper,
St. Peters Street,
Dublin 2

Vision Contracting were appointed as the Main Contractor and PSCS by MHL Hotel
Collection and Virtus Project Management to complete the reconfiguration and
fitout of the Powerscourt new Sally Gap Bar. The reconfiguration is replacing the
traditional style of the McGill’s pub previously on the premises.
The new Bar & Brasserie was designed to offer a bright, modern, and stylish dining
space. The Sally Gap Bar has been cleverly designed to maximise space and utilise the
three new large bi-fold window sections to create an indoor-outdoor atmosphere&
the floor area was almost doubled. The new limestone fireplace creates a focal point
to the room and library walls furnish the space adding to the atmosphere. The space
also contains theatre kitchen for those who like to see what’s going on behind the
The Powerscourt Sally Gap Bar & Brasserie was exceptionally challenging due to the
fast-track construction sequence extending over a period of 16 weeks. The work
involved significant integration of Specialist equipment which necessitated complete
strip out of existing fresh air supplies & extract systems from the Bar & Kitchen areas.
Complete new energy efficient mechanical ventilation was installed including heat
recovery. Likewise, Axiseng designed integrated Kitchen & Bar extract systems
preventing the spaces from unwanted air pollutants & odours.

  • Extensive Mechanical design integration due to the fast-track nature of the
  • Work in a live five-star Hotel where guest comfort could not be compromised.
  • Uncompromising programme incorporating both Design & Construction, including
    Specialist Suppliers.
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