Linn Dara Mental Health Centre

Contract Duration

18 Months

Contract Value






A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects

Civil / Structural Engineer

O'Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers

Services Engineer

Varming Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor

Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners Ltd


This project in the grounds of an existing live hospital campus involved the construction of a new 1 & 2 storey building
incorporating two self contained inpatient units, treatment and educational facilities and multi-purpose hall, with associated administration and utility areas, and ancillary hard and soft landscaping works on the grounds of the existing Cherry
orchard Hospital Campus. Access to the building is by means of the existing main entrance to the hospital campus off Ballyfermot Road.

The existing car park on site is extended by 51 spaces to cater for the development. The use of the building will be for short-term stay assessment and treatment of mental health, for children and adolescents. The development involved the demolition of 2 hospital buildings on site, and the partial demolition of a third storage shed. gross floor space of the building is 3,443sqm.

Mechanical Services included new gas and water incoming services; central heating centre installation, soils and wastes,
water services, air conditioning and ventilation, heating services and protective services installations. It included utility connections from perimeters of the Cherry Orchard campus. Electrical services included Electricity centre and main distribution, power distribution, general/site/emergency lighting,lighting management system, communication services, security and protection services installations. Transport services included a duplex passenger lift.

The main structure of the building included structural steelwork, blockwork and pre-cast floors.