St Vincents Hospital, Dublin

Project Title St. Vincent's University Hospital New 5-Storey Building
ClientSt. Vincent's University Hospital
ArchitectScott Tallon Walker Architects
TPE Consulting Engineers ServicesMechanical and Electrical
Value$175 million
Completion Date2007


Project Description

St. Vincent’s University Hospital is a major academic teaching hospital in Dublin 4, affiliated to University College Dublin. St. Vincent’s University Hospital is a member of the St. Vincent’s’ Healthcare Group. The entire project was built within the grounds of the existing “Live” Hospital. The hospital is designed to provide the highest standards of Healthcare to both private and public patients.

Development also included a 5-storey Clinical Building, a 52 bed Acute Psychiatry Unit, National Breast Screening Facility, Extensions to Pharmacy & Mortuary Buildings, New Waste Marshalling Yard & Multi-Storey Car Park. 

Services Engineering

The specification required by the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group was of the highest for the largest Academic Teaching Hospital in Ireland and called for the detailed design of mechanical, electrical and transport services as outlined below in addition our role also included providing a Resident Engineer and acting as Commissioning Advisors.  

The New Clinical Hospital is 32,000m2 development.  State-of-the art systems in the St. Vincent’s Hospital include Accident & Emergency Department, Bone Joint Clinic, Renal Dialysis, Nephrology, Neurology, Anti-D Hepatitis C Unit, Otolaryngology, Vascular, Mammography & Ultrasound, Endocrine/Metabolic Clinic, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, MRI Scanning, CT Scanning Area, General / Chest Rooms, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasounds/Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Histology, Molecular MDL, Immunology, Microbiology, Endocrine/Metabolic/Nuclear Medicine, Chemical Pathology Department, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Radiology, CAT 3 Laboratory,  8 no. operating theatres, Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Ward and Theatre Sterilising Unit.The National Breast Screening Facility includes 3 Screening Rooms (screened for radiation) and laboratories where mammograms are read and stored.


Our involvement from the very early stages of the project was to produce a Development Control Plan allowed us to work with the design team to provide innovative design solutions to ensure the smooth transition of works within the “Live” environment to a fully working high specification hospital was achieved. Throughout the project our team worked closely with the Hospital Project Manager, Client, Department Managers, and the Main Contractor to ensure the project was delivered on time and within budget and to the highest standards.

Award Winning Project

Highly Commended by OPUS Architecture and Construction Awards 2005