The layout of the building minimises walking distances, optimises daily operations and adjusts to the special needs of the different areas of activity.
Colm Mac Craith

Colm MacCraith

Associate
Client
Health Service Executive
Architect
O’Mahony Pike
Value
€20m
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan provided civil, structural and traffic engineering design services for a 3-storey building extending to 7500m2, with a ground and 1st floor link to the existing hospital building.

Solution

Our design solution comprises a concrete frame based on a 9m square grid supporting a flat slab-type floor, with allowance for future horizontal expansion.

The development consists of:

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)
  • Day Services Unit
  • Oncology Department
  • Pathology Department
  • Education and Training Unit
  • Main concourse, including cafe
  • Administrative facilities

A new access road, a 4-bay ambulance set-down area and an extension to the existing car park were constructed as part of an enabling works contract, prior to the completion of the design.

Challenge

All the works were carried out on a confined site, on a live acute hospital campus, close to existing structures and under strict budgetary constraints.

Services provided:

  • Civil engineering services
  • Structural engineering services
  • Traffic engineering