This project consisted of a 2,301m2 single storey building built as a major extension to the existing High Dependency Residential Unit which remained open throughout the works. The foundation of the new building was a monolithic concrete raft with a traditional block and plaster walls super structure and a trussed and slated roof. The internal fit out was designed to give a safe and restful environment for the residents (primarily the elderly & disabled) and as such the project was finished to a very high standard with respect to hygiene and quality workmanship. As the unit was still functioning all construction staff were briefed on issues and risk factors associated with working within a live hospital/healthcare environment – personal duty of care with respect to control of infection, personal etiquette and decorum, noise & vibration control, personal and patient security etc. Mechanical and Electrical Services were fairly standardised for this type of building and included provision for heating (radiant & underfloor), water services, ventilation & medical gases, general and emergency lighting, general power, communications, personal and general security and protective services.
This project was completed on time and to the complete satisfaction of the client, North West Health Board
|Client:||Northwest Health Board|
|Architect:||Northwest Health Board|
|Location:||Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland|