Scott Building Refurbishment at Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

  • Client: HSE
  • Architect: Todd Architects
  • Value(€ million): 10
  • Completion date: 2015
  • PUNCH services: Civil, Structural

The Scott Building is the old Tullamore Hospital which was built in the 1930’s to a design by the architect Michael Scott, and is a protected structure. The building was taken out of use since the completion in 2005 of the new Midlands Regional Hospital, which was built on the same site.

The redevelopment project provides over 6,000m2 of office accommodation, consisting of the following elements:

Mental Health Centre and associated workshops and supports including the Mental Health Sector Headquarters;
Office Accommodation and Meeting Rooms for Administration staff;
Education and Training Centre;
On–Call and Office Accommodation for Hospital Management and staff.
The project scope included the refurbishment of the old Scott Building – a 1 to 4-story protected structure – as well as the refurbishment of the adjacent theatre block (which dates from the 1970’s). The old building structure comprises steel and concrete beams and columns, concrete slabs, and a loadbearing external façade finished with cut limestone. The 1970’s block is a two-story building constructed with a waffle slab and columns. The existing asbestos cladding was removed and replaced.

Other items included:

Refurbishment of the Lodge Building, a small single-story protected structure with a similar finish to the old hospital
Provision of three new car parks, together with access roads and ancillary services
Works at the main hospital entrance to improve traffic access and egress.
Demolition of existing prefabricated buildings.

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