The project consisted of the construction of a new state of the art Renal Dialysis unit which Clancy Construction completed in the allotted 18 month duration for Tallaght University hospital with a contract value of €15.7 million.
The new extension comprised a 2400 m2 double storey extension over the live Emergency & Paediatric department / ED plant room, flanked by the main hospital street, Pharmacy, Mortuary building and main operating theatres, all of which required to be tied into during the construction process.
The extension consisted of 2No in situ concrete stair / lift cores (over three levels) with structural steel and precast slabs forming the main body of the two storey structure with a building envelope that achieved a BER rating A.
100% of the 1st floor fit out was attributed to treating 34 patients at any one time. The 1st floor is divided into two main areas. The open plan area allowed for 28 patient treatment bays while 6 No purpose built isolation rooms cater for patients who carry infectious disease, who require renal dialysis as part of their treatment.
The 2nd floor includes a 4 bay selfcare unit and staff training facilities. Office space to cater for hospital staff makes up the remaining 60% of the floor area with the hot and cold water plant rooms located on this level.
The roof spaces catered for 5 No AHU’s which serviced the building. A purpose built RO plant room was built on its own footprint to facilitate the renal dialysis plant required for the treatment of the patients.
During the construction process, more than 130 method statements were developed to ensure safe coordination of all mechanical, electrical and building tie in’s to the existing building and it’s live operating systems.