Late last year, Dublin City Council granted Wetherspoons permission to open the new €4 million bar and hotel on Camden Street despite concerns being raised by the council about the development back in March.
On the planned development, Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin (pictured above) said:
“We are looking forward to developing the site into a fantastic pub and hotel.
“It will be the biggest single investment undertaken by Wetherspoon and will result in our largest hotel alongside a superb pub.
“Our pubs in the Republic of Ireland are thriving and we are confident that the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”
The pub will be set over two levels and feature a beer garden, while the hotel will also provide rooms accessible to people with disabilities.
A number of historical aspects of the derelict buildings will be retained and restored, such as the circular stained glass window which was crafted by Earley & Company, while a chapel formerly owned by Little Sisters of Assumption will also be preserved and form part of the new venue.