• Client: Bon Secours Health System
  • Architect: O'Connell Mahon Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: O’Byrne Jenkins
  • Duration: August 2009 - January 2010
  • Contract value: £7.1M
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Part demolition of the existing hospital and the construction of a three storey building extension. The project also included the refurbishment of part of the existing operational hospital.

The works consisted of:

  • Two levels of 51 bed units
  • Ground level physiotherapy unit
  • Multi-purpose room and isolation rooms
  • Nurses’ stations
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Canteen/restaurant
  • All other associated medical facilities

The building structure was reinforced concrete frame with flat slab on piled foundations. The external of the building included elements of curtain wall, glazing and stone cladding. The construction of a fire escape stairs to existing building, external carpark, both hard and soft landscaping and site works.

Air tightness tests were carried out when all elements for the external envelope/airtightness barrier were complete. These tests were carried out in accordance with CIBSE TM 23 2000 and BS EN 13829.
As this development was carried out in a live hospital, the site was cordoned off with fencing and signage erected where required prior to any works commencing. The signs indicated Danger and that Demolition was occurring on site. Exclusion zones were established in each demolition zone to prevent unauthorized access during demolition. This was done to protect both hospital staff and visitors alike.