Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland reopens
ReardonSmith was the Lead Architect on the multi-million euro redevelopment of Adare Manor, which has re-opened its doors after the completion of the largest hospitality project ever known in Ireland. The scheme, developed by ReardonSmith Architects and ReardonSmith Landscape in collaboration with local architect, Michael Healy, included the design of several new buildings as well as extensions and renovations, and the enhancement of the surrounding 840-acre estate.
A new five-storey wing, designed as a harmonious addition to the 19th Century neo-gothic manor house, has provided 42 additional guestrooms, a new ballroom and banqueting suites and new back-of-house areas. There is also a new spa and, completing in 2018, an extensively redesigned golf clubhouse and restaurant. Internal layouts of existing buildings have been partially re-configured and re-designed while heritage spaces have been painstakingly restored, external stonework renovated and windows and roofs up-graded.
Together, the ReardonSmith teams have created a sensitive and environmentally responsive development in which buildings and landscape work together to achieve an exceptional guest experience. Existing and new buildings have become a sequence of interconnecting spaces from the main entrance of the historic Manor House to the ballroom, which opens onto formal gardens that, in turn, lead into parkland. Adare Manor can now justify its vision to be one of the finest golf resorts in Europe, a contemporary destination that honours its unique legacy and which will serve the test of time.