• Shearwater HotelBallinasloe

This project consisted of a fully precast 4 storey concrete frame solution.

CLIENTGlenauscaul Developments
ARCHITECT Fergus Carey and Associates
ENGINEER RPS Consulting Engineers

Oran Pre-Cast provided a full design and build solution for this mixed use development. The precast products used in the various parts of the structure varied depending on the proposed end use.

The long clear spans in the underground car park and function room were achieved through the use of prestressed hollowcore flooring. Twinwall was used to provide a crosswall solution at the upper bedroom levels. Precast retaining walls were provided to the carpark perimeter.


Points of interest:

  • Cranked beams to feature stairs

  • 500mm hollowcore for spans of up to 16m

  • Bespoke 5 sided columns

  • Exposed concrete finish

  • 20kN/m2 imposed load to ground floor slab

As per most mixed use projects, the changing end uses at the various levels require different structural layouts. This often results in complex transfer structures and bespoke connection details. To aid with the design the project was modelled and detailed using the 3d BIM software, Tekla Structures.