Wren Urban Nest Hotel,
Andrews Lane, Dublin.
Client: Andrew’s Lane Development Ltd.
Project: Wren Urban Nest Hotel is a 137-bedroom, nine-storey hotel, with a green roof. It is the first hotel in Ireland to comply with the World Green Building Council’s operational net zero carbon definition, without needing to buy carbon offsets. Constructed in an urban infill site measuring 40 x 14 meters, it has improved the public realm and security of the surrounding street. The site previously accommodated a two-storey nightclub.
The hotel has recently been completed using advanced
sustainable technologies – eliminating the need for fossil fuels and
allowing the venue to use 100% renewable electricity to achieve ‘Net
Zero Carbon’ status.
Description: It is the first hotel in Ireland to comply with the World Green Building Councils definition of ‘Net Zero Carbon’ without having to purchasecarbon offsets. The building runs on renewable electricity purchased from the national grid, and because it does not use fossil fuels it does not generate any local pollution. The hotel’s commitment to zero carbon is followed through by the chefs, who work in a zero-carbon kitchen that is not reliant on gas for cooking; the chefs also source local organic produce.
Wren Urban Nest achieved an A3 BER, and a Renewable Energy Ratio (RER) four times better than the NZEB requirement.
The hotel uses an advanced HVAC system which in the summer months recovers and transfers heat to the hot water supply and captures normally rejected heat from the cooling process.
Specification and procurement of responsibly sourced construction products and materials with a low environmental impact over the full life cycle of the building was implemented, and environmentally conscious decisions such as exposed concrete soffits and walls were followed through to reduce the carbon impact of the building. Where appropriate, a GGBS substitute was used within the concrete and the following areas had exposed concrete finishes in order to minimise material use.
The Wren Hotel has been presented the ‘Leisure or Tourism over €10M award at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2022
Services: MGM Partnership acted as Project Managers for the Andrews Lane Wren Urban Nest Hotel Development