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
Official opening of the expansion to the Mount Desert Elderly Care village, Bon Secours Health System, Cork
On the 10th September 2018 the Bon Secours celebrated the official opening of their expanded Elderly Care village at Mount Desert, Lee Road Cork. The ceremony was attended by Bishop John Buckley, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney and guests.
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
Contracts were signed between OCMA and Wicklow County Council on Monday the 12th of March for architect-led design team services to convert 1,200 square metres of commercial property into a new Library for Wicklow including bespoke Archive and Local Studies Services and a public gallery for community use. The new library is located on The Mall and presents an opportunity to provide a wide range of cultural and social activity into the heart of the town while expanding the much-used library and archive services.
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
The project comprises the fit-out of an existing shell building along with ancillary infrastructural development to provide the largest Emergency Department in Ireland and a new Renal Dialysis Department at the University Hospital, Limerick. Read more
National Rehabilitation Hospital 120 Bed Development Commenced On Site And Due For Completion In 2019.
Works commenced on site in August 2017 at the new 120 Bed project for the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dun Laoghaire. John Paul Construction has been appointed as the main contractors, and the project is due for completion in November 2019.
The Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Health Mr. Simon Harris were present the formal ‘ Breaking Ground’ event hosted by the NRH on site to mark the commencement of the building works.
BDP O’Connell Mahon Architects are delighted that planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleannála for the new children’s hospital under a Strategic Infrastructure Development process. Commenting on the news, Eilish Hardiman CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group said that ‘today’s decision will positively transform how paediatric services are delivered for children and young people here in Ireland … I would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and the design team BDP and O’Connell Mahon Architects and all that contributed to getting us to this milestone’ Read full press release here