Project Summary
Project Summary
Client: HSE / Portiuncula University Hospital
Architect: van Dijk Architects
Location: Galway, Ireland
Specialist Expertise:

About the Project

A new 50-bed ward block extension to Portiuncula University Hospital for the HSE. Due to be completed in 2023, this project will provide a two-storey, 4,038m2 building joined to the existing hospital by a linked corridor. The hospital has faced overcrowding challenges with its current multi-bed inpatient accommodation facilities, having few single-bedroom amenities available for patients. This project offers 50 accessible single bedrooms with ensuite facilities for patients which will significantly improve the capacity of Portiuncula Hospital and address SARI / HIQA guidelines. Out of the 50 bedrooms, 4 of these will be dedicated neutral pressure isolation rooms meeting HBN 04-01 S1 standards which will significantly assist with infection control. Flexible ward design allows the HSE to introduce additional beds to respond to variations in demand levels.

As client technical advisor IN2’s responsibilities include the designing of the MEP solutions and overseeing the completion of the mechanical & electrical services installations.

IN2’s design philosophy for this project has been to deliver highly effective building services and environmental design solutions in harmony with the HSE’s requirements. The main objective is to provide safe, secure inpatient facilities following the HTM & HBN design guides. IN2 provided energy-efficient solutions which result in lower energy consumption and CO2 production targets.


Portiuncula University Hospital Ward Block Extension

The development of a new build 50-bed ward block development to the existing site

Portiuncula University Hospital Ward Block Extension 1

Portiuncula Hospital provides an acute hospital service to both East Galway and parts of Roscommon

Portiuncula University Hospital Ward Block Extension 3
Portiuncula University Hospital Ward Block Extension 2

This project successfully achieved planning permission in 2017 from Galway County Council and is currently under construction with an expected completion date in 2023.

Project Tags:
MEP Design
Sustainability
New Build
Extension
Ireland