Planning approval has been given for an expansion of the Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway City to increase its number of guest bedrooms.
Galway Leisure Investment Ltd received planning permission for renovations that would involve a total growth of 10 guest bedrooms after demolition and expansion works.
The project will involve demolishing two bedrooms on the second and third floors of the east wing, and the construction of a new link corridor between the east and north wings on the second floor.
Also to be built will be another link corridor and extension at the third and fourth floors of both wings, creating 14 new bedrooms.
This will result in a total growth of 12 bedrooms at the hotel, 10 of which will be in the north wing.
The City Council granted planning permission with 12 regular conditions attached to the approval.
“The objective of this proposed rooftop extension is to meet the demand for additional accommodation required in Galway City Centre,” the application states.
“The design approach is to blend into the existing building style using a grey panel system to match the existing rooftop/penthouse on the eats wing of the hotel”.
“Elsewhere brick is used as indicated to match into the existing material palette on the hotel facade.”
“There is no additional parking proposed as part of this planning application,” the application states, adding that the current provision consists of 232 spaces, and that the hotel is close to the city’s main transport hub.