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The Glasshouse Montenotte Hotel, Cork,

Frankie Whelehan,
The Montenotte Hotel,
Montenotte, Cork

Henry J Lyons Architects,
Lavitt’s Quay,

Structural Engineers
Horgan Lynch Consulting,
Engineers, Ballintemple,

MEP Engineers
Horizon Engineering
Consultants Ltd.,
Co. Cork.

Cost Consultants
MAC Construction
South Mall,

This project involved the fast track construction of a new Bar & Servery areas at the Montenotte Hotel in Cork City, namely The Glasshouse. The new Bar, has been designed
by Henry J Lyons Architects, with creativity, delivering a distinctively eclectic vibe.

The main frame, designed by Horgan Lynch & Partners, features traditional structural steel sections with connection details to mimic sections used in the Victorian era thus giving a
sense that the new building is actually old world.

Elevation treatment included zinc, cut stone and high energy glazing.

Internal fitout included herring bone patterned engineered wood flooring, polished plaster features including ceramics, marble, brass and coloured glass. Internal divisions were formed from crittall screens.

External landscaping included various pieces of granite, limestone, paving with coloured resin set down areas.

The lighting design was a key feature which serves to create a very special atmosphere for the guests as they look out at the spectacular views over Cork City.

A glazed link bridge was installed to link the existing Hotel Bar & Restaurant to the new Glasshouse Bar.

  • Adherence to a demanding works programme and good communication with the General Manager and his staff.
  • Working in a live & busy hotel.
  • Taking on board significant fitout design development throughout the construction period.
  • Co-ordination of multiple trades in a fast track environment.
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