Central Remedial Clinic

Location:University Hospital Waterford
Client:Health Service Executive
Architect:Wejchert Architects

The children’s therapy centre on University Hospital Waterford’s Campus is an exciting concept with contemporary design utilising stone facades and an extensive glazed canopy, along with state of the art mechanical and electrical energy saving technology. In addition, the building achieved excellent air tightness results, well in excess of the design parameters.

The building is generally single storey with some double height areas, all laid out about a Central Courtyard with tie ins to existing units.

The building required particular care by Tom O’Brien Construction’s in house site engineers with set-out tolerances extremely demanding. In order to accommodate the curved stone installation particular care was taken to ensure the building was constructed to the highest and most exact standards. The client wanted to achieve a high energy efficiency combined with a striking modern building.

A low energy design has been achieved through air tightness, insulation, heat recovery ventilation and intelligent low energy lighting – with performance in excess of building regulations. Green innovation – passive tempered fresh air and a user friendly electronic screen for building occupants to follow energy use. The building has achieved landmark status on the University Hospital Waterford Campus located at the main entrance and due to its striking design.

This project showcases Tom O’Brien Construction’s ability to deliver extremely complex and high-quality medical facilities.

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