Generator Hostel, Smithfield, Dublin
Bennett Construction Limited were appointed to convert the existing Chief O’Neills Hotel in Smithfield into a 500 bed Hostel for Generator Hostels – the leading hostel chain in Europe.
The works included the strip out of the existing furniture and fittings and the remodelling of the existing interior. The demolitions included the removal of existing concrete lift shaft, concrete stairwells, internal partitioning walls, ceiling finishes, floor finishes and the removal of concrete floors within the adjoining ‘Drum’ building to the rear of the Hostel.
New ensuite bathrooms with shower/ bath facilities were provided. The existing catering facilities and cold rooms were removed and a new commercial kitchen with associated services was installed.
New windows were installed in the ‘Drum’ building and all the existing windows in the Hostel were fitted with new gaskets and the window altered as required to bring them up to current building regulation standards.