We are very pleased to announce that the Bon Secours Care Village Expansion Project, County Cork was announced as the Winner of the new Wellbeing category at the annual RIAI Architecture Awards ceremony on Friday the 7th of June 2019. The new category widens the previous Best Health Building Award to include ‘healthcare buildings from acute hospitals to primary care centres and GP surgeries as well as leisure and sport facilities designed to improve wellbeing’.
The new Sports Hall and Fitness Gym in the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Dun Laoghaire, was completed in December 2018 and opened for patient use on the 14th January 2019.
Works for the 120 bed expansion project commenced on the NRH site in August 2017 and completion of the whole project is due in November 2019. Read more
OCMA is delighted to announce that the recently completed expansion of the Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, has been selected for display at the annual Cork Architectural Association ‘Geometry + Space’ Exhibition.
We would like to congratulate Roz Murphy, an Associate Director working with OCMA since 2000, for recently achieving a Masters (MSc) in Planning Buildings for Health run by the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) at London Southbank University. Read more
This “topping out” milestone of the North Block Expansion project in Cork was celebrated by the contractor, client and design team at the end of May. John Sisk and Son (Holdings ltd) also marked 200,000 accident free hours on site. This significant 15000 msq expansion will provide additional oncology, surgical and inpatient accommodation for Bon Secours Health System and is due for completion in Summer 2019.
On Friday the 8th of June the North West Cancer Centre Altnagelvin was announced as the Best Health Building 2018 at the annual RIAI Architecture Awards ceremony. The Awards aim to celebrate Irish architectural talent and to ‘highlight the contribution that Irish architects make to society for everyone’s benefit’. The North West Cancer Centre was designed by O’Connell Mahon Architects in association with Isherwood and Elllis Architects and commissioned by the Western Health and Social Care Trust
This much needed unit for neurology and renal patients was entirely funded by charitable donations. Speaking at the opening on the 23rd January 2018, Temple Street Ambassador Brian O’Driscoll said he was ‘thrilled to have been invited to celebrate this latest development for Temple Street – the opening of this beautiful unit’. Read more