ReardonSmith is Lead Architect for the multi-million euro redevelopment of Adare Manor, the largest hospitality project in Ireland. Work on site is well underway at Ireland’s best loved golf resort and the haunt over the years of celebrities and statesmen, to create what has been billed as the ‘Augusta of Europe’. The scheme, developed by ReardonSmith Architects and ReardonSmith Landscape in collaboration with local architect, Michael Healy, and interior design practice, Richmond International, represents the first major works on the estate for over 25 years. They encompass a new guestroom wing and world-class spa as well as the restoration of heritage parts, the transformation of the golf clubhouse and significant enhancements to the 840 acres of gardens and parkland.
The ReardonSmith teams have created a sensitive and environmentally responsive plan in which buildings and landscape work together to achieve an exceptional guest experience. Existing and new buildings will become a sequence of interconnecting spaces beginning with a new entrance courtyard and ballroom with capacity for 350 people. This will open onto formal gardens which, in turn, will segue into the parklands. The extension has been designed as a harmonious addition to the 19th Century neo-gothic manor house, integrating with the heritage context and framing the vistas beyond. The five-storey wing will provide some 40 additional luxury guestrooms, new public areas and a new main kitchen. There will also be a new swimming pool and conference spaces as well as expanded restaurant and bar provision. Internal layouts of the existing buildings are being partially re-configured and re-designed to achieve greatly enhanced levels of comfort and sense of luxury while external stonework and windows will be renovated.