Hilton Hotel & O’Callaghan Strand Apartment Development

  • Client: Lalco Ltd
  • Architect: Henry J. Lyons
  • Value(€ million): €75m+
  • PUNCH services: Civil & Structural

Hotel Development

This radical new seven storey hotel development, located on the existing single story
Strand hotel site, revitalises the heart of Limerick City Quays. Located directly adjacent
to the Ennis Road and Sarsfi eld Bridge, this new €50M development offers state
of the art 200 bedroom Hotel & Leisure Centre, 180 modern-day Apartments, and 360
underground car parking spaces.there are two primary hotel blocks, 6 and 7 storeys
high respectively, connected by a 7 storey high glazing and feature steelwork atrium
with panoramic lift cores. The cantilevering hotel Suite balconies present panoramic
views of Limerick City Castle and the River Shannon from behind a suspended, 5
storey architecturally glazed screen.The hotel ground fl oor area offers a new Leisure
centre, including a Health & Beauty Spa, a 20m swimming pool, a plunge pool, sauna
& steam room, a jacuzzi and also a large Function Room hall. To facilitate architectural
requirements, both the swimming pool and function hall areas are constructed
free of columns using 12m and 18m lattice trusses respectively. Each truss weighs in
excess of 33T, and carry the 6 and 7 storeys of hotel located directly above.

Apartment Development

The apartment development consists of 4 main blocks varying in height from 3 storey
to 5 storey all radically situated around a suspended garden slab. The apartment
structures are situated on top of 2 levels of car park structure and are entirely supported
on large in-situ reinforced concrete transfer structures.

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