South West Acute Hospital
Enniskillen, Fermanagh,
Northern Ireland.

The Elliott Group was part of a joint Venture with FCC Elliott Ltd for the design and construction, finance of a €300,000,000 new 312 bed public acute hospital; the total floor area was 64,000 square meters, with associated key workers’ accommodation of 4,000 square meters and an energy center of some 2,000m2 and a multistory carpark with 400 spaces.

Project Details

This project complied of an extensive civil enabling works package included full ground stabilising, piled foundations and 20m suspension bridge. The basement of the building house the back of house function including plant rooms, laundry, stores and facilities. The basement also incorporated a service tunnel which acted as the life line to the building. All goods in/out came through the service tunnel and into the service lifts to feed the various departments & facilities.

The clinical side of the hospital consists of over 50 different departments which included a full A&E department service by Air Ambulance. The intensive care unit and critical care unit incorporate the latest technology with double and single Maquet pedants. The ICU and CCU have all ensuite beds in order to achieve the highest level of infection control. All surfaces are designed flush to ensure ease of maintenance and cleaning. There are five operating theaters and associated preparation areas. One of the theaters incorporated a Laminar Flow canopy. The Hospital also has a state of the art imagery department (MRI, CT, X-Ray). The MRI scanner is enclosed in a faraday cage.

All other imagery rooms are enclosed in lead. The Hospital also incorporated a state of the art ECG, Echo and coronary care facility; all equipped with the latest and most modern equipment available. The maternity department consisted of four delivery suites all backed up with the necessary private room accommodation for patient comfort. Respiratory, dental, physical therapy, endoscopy, Day services are some of the other departments which all form part of this Acute Hospital.

The entrance to the building is an impressive architectural atrium which is also home to the Hospital shop and catering facilities. Separate to the building was the Key workers accommodation. This building provided accommodation for 80 hospital staff at any one time. It also incorporated a crèche and kitchen facilities. This project demonstrate the depth of our Healthcare experience within the Group. Managing the Construction of such a state of the art facility is a life time opportunity and one that we are extremely proud to have been a part of.

Design Team, Client & Value

Client: Northern Ireland Health Group

Architect: Anshen & Allen Architects

Quantity Surveyor: Bruce Shaw Partnership

M&E Engineer: DSSR Consulting Engineers

Civil & Structural Engineer: RPS Engineering

Value: £225,000,000

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