Guinness Store House 1st and 5th floor

For this project, a café, dining hall and restaurant were completed, within the the Guinness Storehouse. The work involved demolishing parts of the internal structure of the Guinness Storehouse and building new areas on the 5th floor. The Barge café was created out of an existing café. Movable walls were demolished to create the Brewers Dining room. The existing Gilroy’s Restaurant was entirely refurbished and a new commercial kitchen fitted. On the fifth floor “Arthurs Bar” was created by demolishing an existing bar and rebuilding a new bar in a different location. This entire project was completed within a protected structure with a competitive budget, to a tight programme.

Client: Aramak Ireland
Floor Area: 362 sqm.
Value: €1.7m
Architects: RKD Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Aramark
Structural Engineer: Arup
Service Engineer: Varmings Consulting Engineers

The Barge café:

This phase involved the demolition of parts of an existing café, and then fitting new worktops & front counter. New altro vinyl flooring, a new tiled splash back, & new equipment was installed. The area was also redecorated.

Brewer’s Dining Room:

Within the existing listed structure, a commercial kitchen was formed and fitted out with stainless steel worktops, canopies & equipment. This involved a large amount of mechanical & electrical services installations into and from this area.

Gilroy’s Restaurant:

In this part of the Guinness Storehouse, the walls and windows were cleaned and painted, as were sections of the metal balustrade. Art work in the form of “rafts” were suspended horizontally from the roof. New lighting was installed, and this formed the main feature of the space.

5th Floor Arthur’s Bar:

An existing bar was demolished and a new one rebuilt in a new location. The new bar was fitted and the original counter top was reused. The refurbishment of the room also involved some demolition of walls and balustrades.

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