Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross, Co. Galway


Basil Keogh

Main Contractor

Glenman Ireland


3900 sq metres




Architect: OKM Architects
Services Engineer: Michael Farnan Associates

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Project Description

Construction of a 25 bedroom hotel and conference centre, including a 20m high viewing tower, restaurant, craft shop and new petrol filling station (Total area 3900m²). The 20m high viewing tower gives views stretching for miles in every direction overlooking the natural forest landscape and the famous Twelve Bens Mountains.

Due to the ground conditions; the landscape consisting of a mixture of peat bog and rock, the building foundation were specially designed, and consisted of a mixture of raft and strip foundations, and piles constructed in a variety of depths ranging from 6m – 30m. To provide further stability, the drainage system was also piled to ensure durability/security.

Locally mined marble used inside the hotel reception to construct the countertops. Further build features of this new hotel included:

  • In-situ reinforced concrete structure with blockwork infill
  • Mixture of piled, raft and strip foundations used to overcome mixed ground conditions of peat and rock
  • Structural steel and timber roof
  • Limestone finish to exterior (locally sourced stone)
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Timber finish in craft shop, bar and function rooms

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