Roughan & O’Donovan was engaged by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) to provide civil and structural engineering services for the development of two new paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres at Connolly and Tallaght hospitals in Dublin in 2014.
With a total area of 10,000m², the two satellite centres will provide urgent care and secondary acute outpatient services, including rapid access general paediatric clinics.
The design team includes Coady Architects, Ethos Engineering (mechanical and electrical consultants) and BAM as contractor.
Connolly Hospital Satellite Centre
The development comprises a three-storey concrete frame building, with concrete flat slabs spanning between beams and columns on pad foundations. While it benefits from a separate entrance, the centre is fully integrated with the existing buildings on the Connolly hospital campus.
Work on the satellite centre began in late 2017. The building opened to patients on 31 July 2019.
Tallaght Hospital Satellite Centre
The development comprises a three-storey concrete frame building, with concrete flat slabs spanning between beams and columns on pad foundations. Intricate steels frames have been designed to connect the new building to the existing hospital and provide additional treatment space within the original hospital.
Work on the satellite centre at Tallaght Hospital began in February 2019. Completion is expected in 2021.
The project is being delivered at Level 2 BIM (Building Information Modelling) – distinguished by collaborative working aligned with standardised information exchange, with all parties using their own 3D models.
By taking a collaborative approach with Coady Architects and Ethos Engineering at design stage and with BAM during construction, many of the traditional clashes and issues on site were avoided.
We increased our design accuracy and efficiency by exporting the structural building information model to an analytical model package.
All the works are being carried out within live hospital campuses, with deep drainage in close vicinity to the existing buildings.
- Civil engineering design
- Structural engineering design