Wicklow Hospice

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Mechanical & Electrical Services & Sustainable Design

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Project Value

€8.5M

Features:

First of its kind Palliative Care Facility for Wicklow Community within in the picturesque settings of the Wicklow Hills

Wicklow Hospice is a new 2500 m² community palliative care facility situated at Magheramore in Co. Wicklow. The facility is the first of its kind for Wicklow and will provide day-care services, outpatient clinics, respite care and access to multidisciplinary specialist services as a central support hub for palliative care for the Wicklow community.

The Facility has been constructed within the peaceful and picturesque settings of the Wicklow hills adjacent Magheramore Beach and includes 15 state of the art in-patient beds, on site bereavement services as well as family and counselling support rooms.

JVT provided consultancy services for the M&E applications and placed a focus on de-carbonisation so as to have an energy efficient building that would allow low running and operating costs. Services included:

  • BEMS / Smart Metering and zonal control of heating systems, with energy monitoring and metering of domestic hot and cold water systems.
  • Access to natural light and improve indoor air quality to improve well-being.
  • A comfort analysis modelling study was carried out using the IES/TAS modelling tools to ensure adequate ventilation and comfort levels are being achieved and compliance with Building Regulations Part L.
  • Integrated water management plan with due regard for infection control, use of law-water consumption equipment and rainwater harvesting for irrigation systems.
  • Nurse call system provided on a single IP platform that can also allow for the TV and music systems to utilise the same wiring infrastructure.
  • Design and monitoring of water distribution systems.
  • Heat recovery ventilation.
  • Discrete vertical medical services units in each in-patient bedroom for clinical staff.

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