Westwood Student AccommodationUrbanism
Civil Structural Engineers
Complete December 2020
This project involved the redevelopment of the existing structure of the Westwood Hotel in Galway to accommodate 394 student beds across 63 apartments with various layouts to create 4, 5 6, 7, and 8 bed clusters to serve students studying in local colleges and universities in the area. The development totals 11,876m2 over 5 stories and includes facilities such as a café/restaurant, a tv/cinema room, gaming pods, study areas, laundry facilities, a lounge, and a gym.
During the summer and a short period around Christmas, a total of 20 weeks in the year, the apartments will be available for tourists to rent out short term
Ethos Engineering provided full Mechanical, Electrical, and Building Physics consultancy services for this development.
Unique / Key Features
The building services will include a centralised heating system incorporating heat pumps and Heat Interface Units within the apartment clusters. The project achieved a BER A Rating.