- NIAH Ref: 16304004
- Date: 1895 - 1905
- Rating: Regional
- Orig. Use: Hotel
- Townland: Trafalgar Road
- County: Wicklow
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Criteria for Risk
- Vacant with no identified new use
- Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
- Condition of Structure: Poor
- Level of Risk: High
This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly water penetration, slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.
The former La Touché Hotel in Greystones, Co Wicklow is a Protected Structure built circa 1900 to designs by McCurdy & Mitchell following the arrival of the railway. The ground floor section below the balconies is now filled with replacement windows and entrance screens. NAMA currently holds the loans for the property and has released some funds for its maintenance. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.
Updated July 2018: In 2018 work had begun on the redevelopment .The redeveloped structure will retain square, end blocks of the current building, and five, four-storey town houses will be inserted behind the west-facing facade. In addition there will be 22 new houses in the grounds at the eastern or seafront side. Two cottages at Marine Terrace facing the local Garda station are to be turned into a combined commercial unit. It is anticipated the structure(s) will no longer be at immediate risk and can be removed from this register in time.
Photograph Credit: William Murphy (flickr.com)