Plans to transform historic county Waterford building into huge guesthouse
A historic building in the centre of a county Waterford town could be transformed into a major tourism accommodation venture if plans received by the local authority are given the go ahead.
George and Philomena Horsom are seeking to create 24 new guest bedrooms at Barry’s Warehouse in the Tannery Building on the corner of Quay Street and Queen Street in Dungarvan.
The owners have made an application to Waterford City and County Council to change of use of the existing building which includes a restaurant, function room, kitchen and laundry room and change it to guest accommodation.
The plans would see the creation of a reception area at ground floor level, and the transformation of the function and restaurant area into four en-suite guest rooms.
At first floor level, the plans would see eight en-suite guestrooms of either one or two-beds created in lace of an existing restaurant area and an apartment.
The apartments on the second and third floors would make way for six new en-suite guestrooms on each floor, creating 24 in total.
The major overhaul willalso include the construction of a passenger lift to serve the upper floors which will be located externally on the southern end of the existing building.
The Tannery Building is a protected structure and a decision on the application is due by middle of July.