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St Joseph's Hospital
Keith Hunter Download Original
- Begun: Feb 2001
- Completed: May 2001
- Floor area: 4,143m2
- Sectors: Healthcare, Residential
- Total cost: £102.8M
- Tender date: Nov 2000
- Procurement: RIAI (Yellow Form) with Quantities
- Address: Mount Desert, Lee Road, Cork, Ireland
- Architect: BDP
- Project architects: Andrew Tindsley, Anthony McGuirk, Benedict Zucchi, Danilo Zecevic, Fiona Craig, Henry Mead, Jean Osborne, Malcolm d'Crus, Sophie Godber
- Client: Bon Secours Health System
- Quantity surveyor: Bruce Shaw Partnership
- Structural engineer: John O’Donovan Associates
- Services engineer: John O’Donovan Associates
- Landscape architect: BDP Lanscape
- Catering consultant: QA Design
- Main contractor: Rohcon
Care village for the elderly, including a 60-bed high dependency hospital
The plan places buildings in distinct residential clusters, each with ten rooms, with lounges and support facilities. The design creates a ‘resort-style’ environment and caters for convalescent, respite and longer-term residents.
The buildings are arranged along a crescent street, incorporating mature trees, to maximise light and take advantage of the panoramic views. The full-length south-facing windows maximise views, exploiting the gardens and natural light.
The design creates improved interaction, specifically a street-style design allowing places for residents, staff and visitors to mix. Additionally, a village green provides space for outdoor games, eating with relatives and open-air masses.