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Restaurant at 20 Dawson Street, Dublin

Beechlawn Investments Europe Ltd engaged iAcoustics to submit a Noise Impact Assessment for a change of use at 20 Dawson Street, previously an office, to a licensed restaurant. It is planned to demolish the existing two-storey extension to replace it with a single-storey extension with a covered outdoor bar area at ground level and a roof terrace.

We carried out baseline noise monitoring at nearby noise sensitive locations to establish the prevailing noise climate. We then estimated the potential noise impact at such locations based on gathered noise data for typical occupancy levels. Recommendations were provided on the control of noise emissions from loudspeakers, and guidance was provided in relation to the calibration of noise levels to ensure that there would not be any increase in the ambient noise levels at nearby noise sensitive locations.

Permission was granted in June 2020.

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Completed:  2020

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