Red Cow Hotel Extension

Contract Duration

7 Months

Contract Value




Henry J Lyons

Civil / Structural Engineer

Frank Fox & Associates

Services Engineer

Dynamic Design Consultants Ltd

Quantity Surveyor

MGM Partnership


Duggan Brothers have completed works to expand the Red Cow Moran Hotel, following on from its previous expansion works. The original hotel was built by Duggan Brothers circa 1996. The modifications included the construction of two additional storeys above the existing hotel wing.

The hotel is convenient to all of Dublin’s main tourist attractions and boasts 275 executive style bedrooms, 21 event spaces, a choice of bars/ restaurants and a state-of-the-art fitness suite. The hotel is ideally situated on the Naas Road just off of the M50 & the N7, close to Dublin City Centre, Dublin Airport, Heuston and Connolly train stations.

The expansion included the construction and fit-out of an additional 40 hotel bedrooms and 4 apartment suites, with many of the rooms featuring winter gardens. The project also involved significant upgrade and extension works to the existing lifts, revisions and upgrades of the façade, and other alteration works in the existing building. These upgrades resulted in a net increase in gross floor area of hotel accommodation by 1780 sq.m.

The Main structure of the 2-floor extension is structural steel, with the façade being a mixture of render, limestone, glazing and aluminium cladding.