Medical Residential Treatment and Recovery Centre at Dublin Simon Community

Contract Duration

28 Months

Contract Value




O'Connell Mahon Architects

Civil / Structural Engineer

Arup Consulting Engineers

Services Engineer

Arup Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor



Works have commenced on the new 100-Bed Medical Centre for the Dublin Simon Community. The new facility will be located at Usher’s Island and will be partially funded by the Department of Housing and will be operated by the Dublin Simon Community. When complete the facility with deliver residential medical, treatment and recovery services to meet the complex healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness in Dublin, including detox, rehabilitation, semi-acute medical procedures and blood borne virus stabilisation.

The development will consist of the demolition of the existing two storey Dublin Simon Community building in the eastern portion of the subject site to provide for an extension to the Medical Residential Treatment and Recovery Centre. The extension to the facilities will comprise a six-storey building which will connect to the facilities at Levels 2-5, allowing for gated vehicular and pedestrian access from Island Street to the Viking Harbour courtyard to the rear.

The extension will have a total gross floor area of c. 1,151.7sqm. The total floor area of the facility and extension will be c. 5,304sqm. The extension and amendments will deliver an additional 30 no. bedrooms, resulting in an overall total of 100 no. bedrooms between the facility; the extension and alterations.

The extension to the facility will include; additional bedrooms; gymnasium; meeting rooms; counselling rooms; utility and laundry rooms; storage rooms (including separate bicycle store); and associated circulation spaces, lobby areas stair and lift core, plant rooms, substation, switch room and other ancillary service areas.

The development will also include all associated boundary treatments, drainage arrangements and site development works.

Works are expected to take 28 months to complete.