The Malt House was originally constructed in the late 19th century by the Guinness family, to serve as a grain store. The building was connected to the brewery in St. James’ Gate via the Grand Canal and River Liffey. It continued to function until the late 20th Century.
In 1995, as part of a large scale urban renewal and regeneration project, the building was redeveloped to provide a mix of uses including a restaurant on the ground floor and a combination of office and residential accommodation on the upper floors.
Today all that remains of the 19th century fabric is the external walls and two internal walls which separate the North, Central and Southern portions of the building.