Refurbishment of the entrance foyer, large reception area and lift lobbies, celebrating the surviving original features and creating an interior scheme more appropriate to the character of the building.
To fulfil the client’s brief to rejuvenate the hotel, we undertook internal reordering works to make the guest suites light and contemporary, and enlivened the building’s public spaces. Its exterior was also remodelled, incorporating a dramatic nine-storey living wall.
Ballyfin is considered to be the finest neoclassical mansion in Ireland. Following the house’s gradual deterioration, Purcell was commissioned to develop ‘the finest small hotel’. Ballyfin is a designated Protected Structure, limiting the degree of intervention in the building fabric.