Eamonn McElduff

Eamonn McElduff

Health Service Executive, North-West
Rhatigan Architects


Roughan & O’Donovan provided full civil, structural and traffic engineering services for an 80-bed community nursing unit (CNU) on the site of the Sheil hospital in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Sheil hospital is a 3-storey listed building dating from the 19th century.


The scheme comprised the refurbishment of Sheil hospital, a part 4-storey 4700m2 extension and provision for 100+ car parking spaces.

It also involved the design of a new dual carriageway southern link road, which required liaison with Transport Infrastructure Ireland for works interfacing with Aodh Rua bridge over the N15 and ESB Fisheries regarding land take for the road embankment.

The building was designed to achieve best practice in sustainability and building energy consumption.

SuDS measures incorporated in the design included surface water attenuation and a green roof.


  • Steeply sloping site
  • Conducting works on a live health campus
  • Need for drainage consents to the River Erne

Services provided:

  • Structural engineering design
  • Civil engineering design
  • Traffic engineering
  • Planning reports

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