This Stand Alone Building is provided to enhance the Living and Social Interaction of people with mental illness. The facility incorporates a circular accommodation ward with twelve standalone self-contained apartments units, along with Treatment areas, Nursing Stations and two enclosed Courtyards areas.
The building design is striking utilising self-coloured renders, Zinc roofing and a timbered façade. The site is sloped allowing the utilisation of an under croft for water harvesting technology. The building is one of the most efficient in terms of energy usage with Wood Pellet Boilers servicing the Under Floor Heating and Photo Voltaic Units to augment the power requirements and Heat Recovery units to reduce the Heating costs.
The Building represents the health services commitment to Low Energy High Quality Buildings and shows our ability to deliver such specialist Buildings to our clients.
Architect Brian O’Connell & Associates
Client HSE South East