Craftstone

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

The award winning Galway Mayo Institute of Technology designed by architects Murray OĆ­Laoire is a modern eye-catching building situated on the Dublin Road in Galway.

Large balcony units were required for the main foyer and library along with balustrade, landing and tread panels for the main staircase. The specification was for a high quality white precast concrete with a smooth, even fi nish and after providing a sample panel for approval, Craftstone was awarded the contract.

Each tread has carborandum inserts along the leading edge and is fi xed to the balustrade units with special stainless steel bolts. Holes had to be cast into the balustrades in exact positions to accommodate these steel bolts. The end result is a striking staircase with clean, sharp lines which blends beautifully with the contemporary design of the building.