Outpatients Department

Location:University Hospital Waterford
Client:Health Service Executive
Designers:Malone O’Regan Consulting Engineers

Tom O’Brien Construction were asked by the HSE South East to oversee a significant enabling works project for the proposed new Modular Outpatients Department at University Hospital Waterford, located directly adjacent to the Emergency Department.

Works involved the removal of large areas of concrete followed by the placing of foundation pads for the new modular structure, the remodelling of the existing hospital services and roads in the vicinity, the establishing of new utilities and services for the new modular buildings, the creation of new carparking areas and the management of all new mechanical & electrical services.

A substantial retaining wall was installed to facilitate the building along with two separate concrete bridges and access ramps to facilitate patients accessing the building at the first floor level. Works also involved the remodelling of the main hospital access roads and associated footpaths leading directly to the A&E entrance and drop off area. Careful coordination and a strategic implementation of the works was required in order to minimise any unnecessary downtime to this vital access route.

Tom O’Brien Construction worked closely with the modular suppliers on behalf of the HSE in providing a fully prepared and serviced site ahead of the delivery of the Modular buildings, and completed all ancillary site works after the Modular supplier had installed their units, including all landscaping, paving, road marking and installation of street furniture, gates and railings.

Tom O’Brien’s management team and crew of in-house site engineers oversaw all elements of the enabling works package which saw the successful utilisation of an existing car parking facility transformed into a new modern Outpatients Department.

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