St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin 8

Waterman Moylan were appointed to provide advice on upgrading and improvement works to existing buildings in this 200-year-old psychiatric hospital, and were subsequently commissioned to act in connection with a new high security ward for the hospital.

Project Details
  • Client

    Board of Governors, St Patrick’s Hospital

  • Architect

    Costello Murray Beaumont

The single-storey new wing is designed to maximise natural light penetration into all areas of the building. This has been achieved by means of a complex multi pitch roof shape, which permits the use of extensive glazed panels and curtain walls. A steel frame was adopted to provide the flexibility required to create the roof.

The building also features old structural timber beams which have been recovered from roof trusses in a section of the old hospital which was demolished. These timbers have been incorporated into the structural frame, and have been left exposed as a feature.

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