- Project: Regina House Community Nursing Facility
- Client: HSE (Health Service Executive)
- Architect: Paschal + Watson
- Sector: Healthcare
Demolition works,new build of five bedrooms/ensuites,boiler house extension and external works, all in a live hospital facility. We had to demolish a link corridor which connected the existing hospital to the day care building. Prior to this work starting we sealed off the link corridor at both ends to ensure no dust spread into either live building. Water was used to dampen down rubble as link building was being demolished.
In place of the link corridor we are constructing a 7 bedroom extension with an ensuite to each bedroom a living room common to all rooms. A new nurses station is being formed in an area where the new extension adjoins the hospital building. The extension is a traditional build with cavity wall construction. There is a mixture of mono-pitch roof and flat roof covering the structure. Internal works include the following :
Electrical works including power supply, lighting,fire protection and fitting of medical trunking. Mechanical works including heating system (radiators) all sanitary ware and medical gas supply. Carpentry work including tiled mono-pitch roof,fitting of hardwood doorsets,fitted wardrobes,fitted bedside lockers,fitted window seats and fitting of desk at new nurses station location. External render which comprised a Ceresit system with a coloured acrylic finish coat. Internal metal studding,double slabbing to all partitions,skimming to all partitions and masonry walls, completion of a bioguard metal panel grid ceiling. Painting walls,floors and doorsets with anti-bacterial coatings.
Vinyl floor finishes with coved detail to all locations. The boiler house extension comprised the construction of an extension with a cast in-situ concrete roof. Into this extension we fitted a new boiler,water heater,pumps,valves and control panel. When the new system was in place and tested we completed a switch over of the heating systems and the hot water systems to the main hospital and day care building. This involved two shutdowns which were co-ordinated with the hospital staff to kepp the impact on the staff and patients to a minimum. Both switch overs were successfully completed within the allocated time and new systems have run smoothly since.
External works involved site clearance,diversion of 100mm watermains,diversion of 100mm,150mm,225mm and 300mm live sewers. New services ducting was installed. Landscaping and hard paving remains to be completed.
All of the above works have been carried out on a very confined site whilst keeping keenly aware of day to day hospital activities and accomodating these activities as necessary.