Emergency & Renal Departments UHL
Client: Health Service Executive
Architect: O’Connell Mahon Architects
Services Provided: Civil & Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering
Project Duration: Planning 2013
Commenced Q3 2014
Completion Q2 2017
The project involved the fit-out of the new emergency and renal departments at University Hospital Limerick. The new departments provide a 4,200m2 emergency department for the treatment of acute emergency cases and a 2,000m2 department for the treatment of renal illness.
The project presented significant design challenges including the diversion of deep services in confined areas on a live campus, major alteration works to the road infrastructure conducted while maintaining a fully operational traffic network, alterations to the as-built structure and development of a scheme which allowed the new Level 03 floor plate to be extended vertically and horizontally in future design schemes.
The project structural works included in the fit-out include the extension of the existing floor structure to accommodate a third storey plantroom, the provision of a new ambulance canopy, the demolition and alteration of a section of the existing hospital building, provision of a new entrance canopy, generator compound and switchroom.
Civil engineering works included the diversion of live services up to 5m deep within the live campus environment, the provision of a new 150m long pile supported access road, alterations to the existing public road infrastructure and alterations to the existing hospital traffic infrastructure.
The project was constructed in four phases to minimize disruption to the campus and was completed in 2017.