New 12 Bed Ward – Bons Secours Hospital, Galway
Stewart in conjunction with Allspace/Thurston recently completed the construction of a New 12 Bed Ward, Offices, Stores and Laboratories (1500m2) for Bon Secours, at their Private Hospital in Galway. System Build Technology was used to create single and two storey accommodation, built on the site of an existing and functioning hospital. The Contract Sum is €1.0m & the onsite program was 8 wks. Naturally, being a Hospital project, the building is highly serviced for patient care, laboratories and administrative accommodation. The site environment was “Live”, with hospital operations ongoing and a high degree of visiting traffic to the work area. The lead in to the project was 3 wks from Letter of intent to commencement on site of substructure works, with completion 8 wks thereafter.
Sustainability: The Thurston Galvatite building system can be fully recycled and reused upon reaching its independently assessed minimum 60year design life. This fully reduces costs of landfill and protects the environment. The reduced time on site and off site production significantly reduces the impact on the landscape and site.
Maintenance: British standard BS 5493:1977 for durability to first maintenance of steel products and recommended ongoing maintenance shows that the Thurston building system due to its Zinc enriched galvatite steel construction will be zero rust even in coastal polluted areas up to its 60 yr design life.
Client: Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin Rd, Galway
Architect: Murray O’Laoire
Project Value: circa €1.5 million
Project Size: circa 1,500 m2
Duration: 4 months