Sheffield-based HLM’s schemes for two new satellite healthcare centres have been granted planning permission.

The much-anticipated approval of the new children’s hospital in Dublin includes the development of two new Satellite Paediatric Out Patient Departments (OPD) and Urgent Care Centres at the hospitals at Tallaght and Connolly (south-west and north-west of Dublin, respectively).

Tallaght 01 (1) newThe satellite centres have been designed by HLM in collaboration with Coady Architects and will be onsite during 2016; they will be developed in conjunction with the main new children’s hospital. A total investment of €650m has been allocated for the delivery of the new hospital and urgent care centres.

Both of the Paediatric OPDs and Urgent Care Centres at Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals will provide around 5,000sq m of floor space and is being overseen by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. Planning approval followed a ten-day public hearing chaired by An Bord Pleanála, the state’s planning authority responsible for strategic infrastructure,.

HLM’ was appointed on the strength of its extensive experience in the healthcare sector in Ireland and across the UK, including their redevelopment work of Altnagelvin Area Hospital in County Londonderry and Queen’s Centre for Oncology & Haematology in Hull. HLM is working with Dublin-based Coady Architects who have experience in the delivery of healthcare projects across Ireland. The new centres will help provide a new model of children’s care across the Republic of Ireland and will deliver localised community facilities to relieve some of the ?long-term pressures on central A&E/trauma services.

Commenting on the appointment Karl Ruddle, an associate director at HLM said: “HLM is thrilled that this long-awaited and vital development has received planning approval.

“We are delighted to be working with a well-respected and established project board and design team. “Our combined experience in the healthcare sector, gained from projects across both Ireland and the UK, has enabled us to deliver a design solution that we know will provide


IMAGE CAPTION: Computer-generated images of the new centres at Connolly Hospital (top), and Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. 


Notes for Editors


HLM is a practice offering, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, masterplanning, interior design and sustainability expertise. An international practice, it serves the UK with offices in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

It also has offices in Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. HLM’s work spans the private and public sectors, including education, health, defence, justice, civic, commercial and residential as well as mixed-use developments.

The company has strong expertise in many procurement forms including PPP/PFI, partnering and framework schemes.

Visit HLM’s website here.

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