Tivoli Quarter, Francis Street Dublin

Tivoli Quarter


Francis Street Dublin

“The Tivoli Theatre Company have a long history over the past 35 years working with Douglas Wallace culminating in a very successful planning application allowing us to maximise its value in a manner making the process simple, efficient and a joy to work with. They don’t make mountains out of mole hills.”  

Tivoli Theatre Company

“Douglas Wallace’s approach has centred around the creation of a new urban civic hub and Apart-Hotel that will anchor the new development and also act as a catalyst for change on Francis Street, in the historic heart of Dublin…”  

Damian Meehan, Director, Douglas Wallace Consultants

Douglas Wallaces response to the brief

Douglas Wallaces’ knowledge and experience in the hotel sector has delivered a planning permission that is buildable from the outset with no modifications, this has added to enhanced value of this site. 

The architecture of the scheme has been tailored to respect the unique character of Francis Street and includes the retention of the 19th Century brick façade at 140 -143 Francis Street as an integral part of the new frontage to the street. 

The Tivoli site is located on the emerging East–West tourist axis stretching from the Guinness Storehouse in the west to Trinity College at the eastern end. The development will result in a large number of additional tourists staying in the area, rather than passing through on the way to other parts of the city, which will feed into existing local businesses in the Francis Street and Thomas Street district.


The Tivoli Regeneration Project 

Planning permission was achieved March 2018 for a major urban regeneration scheme on a complex site in Dublin’s Francis Street in the heart of the Liberties Quarter of the city centre. 

The scheme includes: 

  • A 260 bed Apart-Hotel
  • 3 Restaurant Units
  • Gymnasium
  • Retail and a new Theatre venue. 

The design is centred around a proposed new civic square, to be known as “Tivoli Square”, named in honour of the existing theatre which forms part of the site and which is to be rebuilt as a modern performance and arts facility as part of the redevelopment. 

The new Tivoli Theatre/ Performance facility, the restaurants and the anchor Apart-Hotel public areas will all address and open onto the new central square which will form the living heart of the development.


  • Client: Tivoli Theatre Company
  • Brief: To create a new mixed-use urban quarter development centred on a new public square anchored by a new 260 bed Apart-Hotel transforming the asset value this site 
  • Project Construction Cost: €25 million
  • Sector: Hotel & Leisure
  • Result: Planning permission was granted creating a very sizeable asset which has been sold for in excess of €20 million
  • A very happy client! 

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