The St John facility provides short term supervised living accommodation for residents with mental illness, and provides a variety of treatment, therapy, interview and associated support-rooms that offer therapeutic and social activities for the residents.
The living accommodation is divided from the main therapy, living areas in two distinct buildings. The clients avail of these services on a voluntary basis; therefore the unit is designed as an open unit with clients encouraged to be as independent as possible. The Site is located on lands owned by the HSE South, total Site area: 18ha. The site is located within the mature landscape garden bounded to the North by an adjacent residential estate.
The project was a 600 sqm. new building generally in the form of a single storey construction with foundations to patent rendered external load-bearing walls (215mm with 200mm cavity and 100mm external wall), steel roof frame with metal roof deck and zinc roof sheeting, composite double glazed windows and external doors, 100mm non-load-bearing and 215mm load-bearing blockwork internal walls, laminated PVC solid core internal doors, tiled and marmoleum floor sheeting, plastered and painted internal walls, MF ceiling system, integrated services, heating system to recessed wall radiators, electrical systems and full mechanical and electrical plant, tarmacadam roads and parking areas, concrete and paved footpaths, landscaping and site services all completed to first quality trade standards.
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