Projects: Healthcare

Knightsbridge - Trim

Project: Knightsbridge Retirement Village
Client: Barchester Ireland
Architect: Campbell Conroy Hickey
Address: Longwood Road, Trim, Co. Meath
Description: This development consisted of the construction of 28 housing units, 42 apartments, a single storey community hall with a three storey nursing home and medical centre, together with associated access roads, parking areas and site drainage.
The varying ground conditions on this project necessitated the use of raft foundations for the relatively lightweight timber frame houses, while the larger multi-storey apartment and medical centre structures were founded on piled foundations. A large underground foul pumping chamber requiring complex temporary works was required to cater for the foul drainage from the development.
Status: Complete.
KMP Service: Civil and structural engineering services as part of an Architect led design team.

Rowlagh Primary Care Centre

Project: Rowlagh Primary Health Care Centre
Client: Health Service Executive (HSE)
Architect: O’Briain Beary Architects
Address: Collinstown Road, Clondalkin, Dublin.
Description: The Health Service Executive (HSE) are proposing the development of a new Primary Health Care Centre (PCC) and Multi-functional building at a site adjacent to Collinstown Park Community School.
The proposed building is a two storey building around an open courtyard with a main atrium void near the entrance. The structure is L- shaped and comprises a reinforced concrete frame with flat slab floors to eliminate downstand beams to facilitate the routing of services within the ceiling zone. The roof structure design is the same as the first floor with a large green roof area provided to limit the surface water flow from the building. A large plant louvered type enclosure is also provided for M&E plant and solar panels. The form of the adjoining multi-functional building is different from the PCC and it is proposed to provide a lightweight insulated metal deck roof supported on large span steel beams to maintain flexibility for future use in this building. The walls will be of masonry construction with steel columns supporting the roof structure. Sustainable Urban Drainage Measures as part of this development include, permeable paving, an extensive green roof, off-line retention ponds, oversized below ground pipework, hydrobrake flow controls and a petrol interceptor.
The development will also be serviced with 85 carparking spaces and bicycle parking for 20 spaces.
Status: Planning.
KMP Service: Civil and structural engineering services as part of an Architect led design team.

St. Ita's Hospital

Client: HSE Estates Dublin North East
Architect: Carrig Conservation
Address: St. Ita's Hospital, Portrane, Co. Dublin
Description: This project has consisted of a number of elements. The first was associated with the re-roofing of the Dining Hall. This involved a structural appraisal and Health & Safety Assessment of this project in a protected structure with very difficult access arrangements as well as existing staff location and access requirements to be met. This was followed up by an inspection of nearly 90 buildings on site to determine their condition. Some were in use, some were vacant. A report on their safety was required and remedial work recommend. Resulting from this, work has been completed on a number of building making good the roofs to ensure that they are safe and not deteriorating causing damage to the building. The buildings are part of the St. Ita's Hospital Complex, Portrane, Co. Dublin which for part of one of the largest protected structure in Ireland. They were built circa 1900 - 1910. In this complex there were patients and staff, other building contractors on separate projects, Dublin Bus stops and public access with Rights of Way. All these had to be maintained during the works.
Status: Ongoing works
KMP Service: Various Civil and Structural Design Services including structural appraisals and maintenance of dilapidated structures in conjunction with a Conservation Architect.

College of Anaesthetists

Project: College of Anaesthetists
Client: Dr. WP Blunnie
Architect: Roisin Hanley Architects
Address: The College of Anaesthetists, 22 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Description: The project involved the construction of a sunken lecture theatre and multi storey mews building with laboratory and demonstration rooms at the rear. Extensive structural refurbishment of the existing protected Georgian building was also undertaken.
Status: Complete
KMP Service: Full civil and structural design service.

Ballydowd Special Care Unit

Client: Tusla - Child and Family Agency / HSE
Architect: Wejchert Architects
Address: Ballyowen, Lucan, Dublin 20
Description: Refurbishment of Structural alterations to Units 1, 2 and 3. These are secure units which were refurbished in phases and occupied throughout the construction process. The major upgrade works provided increased security as well as layout changes to the existing two storey buildings and new buildings on the site.
Status: Complete
KMP Service: KMP specified structural interventions associated with increased security, a Mechanical and Electrical upgrade and Architectural changes. We also specified structure for high security fencing and foundations for new prefabricated units on the site.

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