Delivering Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital
We have successfully completed handover of the new Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James's Hospital in Dublin.
MISA is a centre of excellence for the treatment and wellbeing of the elderly and treats in excess of 16,000 patients a year over the age of 65. The concept of the Institute has been in development for approximately 30 years with the Board including key Clinicians at St James’s and Lectures at Trinity College. It is being duel funded by the HSE and a private American group, Atlantic Philanthropy.
The building is a total of seven storeys made up of three distinct zones, Outpatients (over two storeys), Inpatients (over four storeys) and final Research (in a separate wing over three storeys).
We were awarded the project manager role in 2011 and helped steer processes through all stages to this successful handover. Throughout this time we maintained a full time presence at St James’s Hospital and by doing so were able to offer support and advice with a wide range of end user and client issues.
Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing, St James and Trinity College Dublin commented: “This is the largest dedicated clinical research facility for ageing in Ireland and as such will have a pivotal role in leading new models of health service delivery, innovations in health technologies and novel research methods to ensure our extended life spans are disability free and that those with disability live a high quality life. We are delighted with Turner & Townsend's contribution to the overall project. Their involvement through all stages has proved instrumental to its success”
Martin Stonehouse, Director, commented: “Being involved in this project is something we’re immensely proud of. We have been onsite since the initial stages back in 2011. Through this time we have used our project management knowledge to develop a complex multi-user brief, manage a programme of enabling and decant projects and act as the client representative throughout construction to minimise disruption to the live hospital campus”.