JD Wetherspoon has made the largest investment in its 41-year history in the development of a pub and hotel in Dublin.

The pub chain completed the site on Camden Street Upper in Dublin city centre this week, having invested €33.4m (£30.4m) in its purchase and development of the building.

The 9,000 square foot site runs over two floors and will house 89 bedrooms as well as a 3,800 square foot garden across two courtyards.

Wetherspoon intends to hire 200 full-time and part-time staff at the site, which will be called Keavan’s Port, named after an ancient highway into Dublin of which Camden Street formed a part.

Whilst there is no official opening date yet, subject to its license being granted the group has said it hopes to launch on 15 January 2021.

It will be managed by Fillip Mordak, who has worked for Wetherspoon since 2007 and has previously managed two Wetherspoon pubs in Ireland.

“We are delighted to have completed the development of Keavan’s Port,” said Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson.

“We believe that the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and will hopefully act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”