This €10m rapid design & build project commenced on the 30th March and was completed on the 3rd July following a 14-week duration. The initial stages of the project consisted of the demolition of existing HSE office accommodation plus diversions of underground services. The foundation design accommodated an accelerated build method consisting of prefabricated steel reinforcement into a rationalised pad foundation system. The main building structure was erected in just 10 days by using prefabricated light gauge steel wall panels for the external and internal walls, which were made off-site in Horizon’s factory in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Hot roll steel columns and beams were also incorporated into the structure to allow for future vertical expansion. Bathroom pods were built and supplied by LMC Modular in their facility in Birdhill, Co. Tipperary, these were fitted simultaneously with the wall panels and were seamlessly connected to the services within the remainder of the building. The roof deck consisted of a metal deck with a concrete screed, all encapsulated with a bitumen roof covering system.
The Mechanical and Electrical installation for this clinical facility consisted of medical bed head trunking, HVAC systems with the large mechanical plant housed in an enclosed roof top plant room. A link corridor was constructed to incorporate the new unit with the existing hospital facility. Major tie-ins for services were carried out for the fire alarm, comm’s and medical gas systems. This new medical facility was finished to the highest standards in line with the design specification and HTM’s for hospital buildings.
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