This accommodation was developed for students attending the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). The apartments, housing almost 300 students, are within their own campus at Saleen and encompass a central courtyard and landscaped private gardens. Hayes Higgins Partnership worked with Fusion / Flemmings Building Contractors to design a lightweight steel frame delivering value and quality in an expeditious manner to the client.

The structure was constructed with timber roof trusses and concrete composite deck supported on load bearing Fusion stud walls and track roof. The external walls incorporated Fusion Panel technology.


Name of Project: Student apartments, Castlebar, for GMIT

Means of Procurement: Design and Build

Client: Mayo Institute of Technology and Cordil Construction

Description of Role:

Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers

Complete Infrastructure Design Package Temporary Works Design

Dates of Involvement:


Design Team:

Architect: Cantrell & Crowley
Civil/Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical/Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership 
Quantity Surveyor: Qube