The re-development of a hospital that is designed around patients.

The publicly-funded National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin has almost 60 years' experience of providing treatment for patients who have a physical or cognitive disability due to illness or injury.

Key information

Location: Ireland

Date started: 2013

Completion date: 2020

Client type: Real estate

Key services: Cost management

Hospital re-development

The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), in partnership with the Health Services Executive (HSE), has developed a multi-phase masterplan to redevelop the hospital’s facilities at the South Dublin site.

Phase 1 of the development comprises partial decanting and demolition of existing buildings and the development of a new ward accommodation block for 120 beds including facilities for families.

It also features state of the art rehabilitation facilities including a gym, a hydrotherapy and lap pool and a sports hall development, as well as the introduction of new roads, paths and car parking facilities.

Effective cost management

Since our appointment as cost managers, we have been actively involved in maximising accommodation requirements within the budget allowances.

Our involvement continued through all stages of the development from pre-planning through to construction and substantial completion and into final account agreement.

We assisted the employer and design team through all the processes and stages required under this publicly funded project, with official substantial completion awarded at the end of April 2020.

Adding value to the health sector

The design is patient-centred and based on the principles of empowerment, dignity, privacy, confidentiality and choice. The NRH building and its building systems, such as Fire Safety Systems, have received the Building Control Assessment Regulations certification and have achieved an A3 BER energy efficiency rating.

On the opening of the new unit, Professor Mark Delargy, NRH clinical director said:

This facility sets a new standard for accessibility and rehabilitation functionality for patients with significant disability."

"The provision of integrated therapy sessions delivered by interdisciplinary teams in the new ward-based therapy facilities will be a huge benefit to patients.

"Staff are enjoying seeing their patients explore the new facilities and take in the unparalleled views over the Dublin Mountains. Each of our treatment units set new standards for bespoke adult and paediatric rehabilitation."

For further information contact:

Mark Coady