ROD is pleased to report the official opening of a state-of-the-art paediatric outpatient and urgent care unit at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin. The purpose-built, three-storey building will provide urgent care and secondary acute outpatient services, including a rapid access general paediatric clinic. It will complement a similar facility at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, which was opened in July 2019.
ROD was delighted to be involved in the scheme, with our team of experts providing civil and structural engineering services on the project. The building was designed and built to comply with the highest building, environmental, regulations and health standards. The design team included COADY Architects and Ethos Engineering (M&E). BAM was the main contractor.
ROD was engaged from the very beginning of this project in a collaborative design process that included several unique challenges. Our innovative engineeering solutions ensured that all the works were successfully completed within a live hospital campus, without any disruption to services.
As one of the first large buildings projects ROD designed and constructed through a full BIM (Building Information Modelling) process, it represents a significant achievement for our buildings team.
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D. welcomed the successful completion of the facility, saying: “This new building will offer patients, their families and our paediatric healthcare workers a modern, light-filled and fit-for purpose environment, supporting delivery of care for children in the Tallaght and surrounding areas into the future, alongside our new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’ Hospital”.
Chief Officer, National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB), David Gunning, said: “This is a very significant milestone for the Children’s Hospital Project and we are very proud of the hard work that went into achieving it. I would like to acknowledge the role played by the Main Contractor BAM and its subcontractors, the Design Team, the team at Tallaght University Hospital and of course the teams in Children’s Health Ireland and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board who have worked so tirelessly to bring the facility to this stage – particularly in the uniquely challenging circumstances of the last 18 months”.