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Midway Hotel Portlaoise

  • Meelick Partnership
  • Portlaoise
  • Architect: RKD , Structural Engineer: Hendrick Ryan, Quantity Surveyor: Duffy Gaffney Partnership
  • €18.05 Million
  • June 2006

The site is at located on the Tougher interchange which is the main junction for traffic leaving Dublin travelling to Cork and Limerick. The project involved extensive works external to the site on the adjacent public roads.

The development comprises a 90 bedroom four storey hotel, business centre with an adjoining leisure facility and food court.

The Hotel block has a monochue render finish with a rain screen feature gable wall that is visible from the motorway on the Dublin side. Hotel patrons and members of the public are both able to benefit from the hotel's leisure centre facility as it is accessible from the Hotel as well as the gym's own entrance. The Leisure Centre is finished in a mix of cladding units and has a feature curved glazed wall providing views of the swimming pool area.

A major food court on the site in addition to the food available at the hotel bar offers hungry motorists a place to stop, eat and rest. The public area of the food court has a glazed wall that runs alongside the main Hotel entrance, it is visible to people on arrival whilst those already inside are able to relax and watch passers by.

The Leisure Centre is fully equipped with state of the art gym equipment, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. The 20 metre level deck swimming pool also has a learner pool and play area incorporated.

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