Grangegorman Development Agency is looking for an architect to design a residential care home in north-west Dublin
The winner of the £1.8 million contract will draw up plans for a new multi-storey facility featuring up to 120 bedrooms within the Irish capital’s Grangegorman regeneration district (pictured).
Masterplanned by Moore Ruble Yudell, the 29ha former hospital site is being transformed into a campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) alongside upgraded health facilities for the local community.
According to the brief: ‘The Grangegorman planning scheme provides healthcare facilities located fronting North Circular Road and extending south to the line of Ivy Avenue. Within the Grangegorman Campus the authority and the key stakeholders seek the development of high‐quality, durable, functional facilities that are fit for purpose, sustainable in design and operation, and reinforce the objectives of the HSE as the primary supplier of‐residential healthcare facilities in Ireland.
‘Implicit for the healthcare facility is the need for it to be delivered in a cost-effective manner that recognises the pressures on available funding both for construction and recurrent operational costs. This necessitates careful planning of the design and phasing proposals for the facility, and particular attention to the maintenance and life‐cycle provisions required for the development which delivers best value to the state.’
The site, a short distance from Dublin city centre, has been home to St Brendan’s Hospital, which specialises in psychiatric care, since 1815. The new 8,000m² care home will be erected on plot 4 of the 380,000m² masterplan, which is Dublin’s largest regeneration scheme in recent years.
The new residential facility will feature up to 120 bedrooms for elderly patients alongside a common room, prayer space, therapy areas, hairdresser’s, roof terraces and landscape gardens. Plans for the new 36,000m2 DIT campus, due to open in 2017, have been assisted by Shepard Robson with Mullarkey Pedersen.
A structural and civil engineer, mechanical and electrical and engineer, quantity surveyor and fire safety consultant are also sought in separate lots.
Applications may be in English or Irish. The deadline for applications is noon, 20 December.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
Grangegorman Development Agency
Tel: +353 14024140