Merrion Street in Dublin is one of the most recognisable Georgian streets on the Southside of the city, running alongside Merrion Square, adjoining Baggot Street and linking through to St Stephen’s Green. The garden entrance of Leinster House is located on the street, as is Irish Government Buildings, and as such it is recognised in the same way as Whitehall or Downing Street. Some reports suggest that Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington was born in his family’s Mornington House on the street – the same buildings that now house the salubrious Merrion Hotel.
To the immediate right of the Merrion Hotel, exists two original townhouses know as The Merrion Buildings; largely unused since the 1990’s when they had formerly been occupied as offices. Parker Green acquired the old buildings with a view to restoring them both, in such a way, that would celebrate their historical character while reigniting their use suitably to meet the demands of a modern city centre. Under the guidance of Slattery Conservation Architects, we set about restoring The Merrion Buildings to their former glory, and with the help of Synnott Design carefully crafted a contemporary interior that has allowed us to quickly garner a reputation for The Merrion Buildings as being the hottest business centre in Dublin.