Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
- Client: Health Services Executive (HSE) Dublin Mid-Leinster
- Architect: Mahon O'Connell/Murray O'Laoire Architects
- Value(€ million): 95
- Value($ million): 130
- Completion date: 2006
- PUNCH services: Civil, Structural
- Awards: Best International Design Award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2008, The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Regional (RIAI) Best Health Building Award 2009
PUNCh Consulting Engineers specialist consultancy services included the full civil and structural design for the new hospital building, Energy Centre and Hydrotherapy Pool. Our civil consultancy included a detailed integrated design of the watermain, surface and foul water drainage networks and associated roads and car parking. The main hospital structure consists of a three and four storey building, linked to the existing hospital at ground floor, and constructed of predominantly a reinforced concrete frame incorporating a 425mm waffle slab structure. The hospital roof structures, plant rooms and energy centre buildings are all constructed from light weight structural steel. The main building façade is a combination of reconstituted stone panels, render and planar glazing.
The new Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore is further proof of the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) commitment towards the provision of a world class public health service for Ireland. The new 30,000m² hospital, provides a total of 237 Beds, 217 In-Patient and 20 Day Patient, and is constructed on the campus of the original 1940’s hospital – a protected structure – on foot of a growing population demand for regional services in the surrounding Midlands catchment area. hosptial took four years to construct and was successfully completed and opened to the public in 2006.
PUNCH Consulting Engineers worked successfully in conjunction with the Client (HSE) and the Design Team to provide innovative, cost effective design solutions. The construction programme took 4 years and due to PUNCH Consulting Engineer’s proactive involvement with the main contractor, the overall building structure was completed 6 months early. The overall hospital campus now consists of a new glazed main entrance concourse, accident & emergency, general medical and surgical wards, coronary care unit, rehabilitation unit, maintenance department, ambulance building, at-grade car parking facilities and an energy centre. This project won the Best International Design Award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards in 2008 and The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Regional (RIAI) Best Health Building Award in 2009.