Cork University Hospital Adult Acute Mental Health Unit

The building is clad in a combination of yellow ochre brick and cream coloured limestone as a welcoming soft pallete. The external envelope masks a series of internal landscaped courtyards which are both therapeutic and secure. A series of accent colours are used internally as part of an overall interior design and wayfinding scheme.

This project was a Design and Build contract with OCMA working on BAM Contractors team. The scheme was an exemplar design by Reddy Architects which had attained planning permission prior to OCMA’s appointment

photographs copyright Ros Kavanagh


  • Client: HSE South/BAM
  • Stage: Completed 2014
  • Cost: €12 mIllion
  • Nature: Healthcare
  • Description: 50 bed Acute medical Health Unit