Ophthalmology OPD project under construction
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism are pleased to announce that ground has been broken and construction started on a new purpose-built standalone Ophthalmology Outpatients Department building (Eye clinic) at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork. The development, under a HSE national & regional agreement, is part of a phased strategy to relocate ophthalmic services from Cork University Hospital, Cork. RA+U have worked with the Health Service Executive and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital to develop the brief and design.
The building will occupy what is a very challenging city-centre brown-field site alongside the Breast Check Building and City General Hospital at Infirmary Road, Ballintemple, Cork. Hampered on three sides by existing buildings, the proposed 1-3 storey Orthoptic centre design was carefully planned to not only accommodate our clients brief with a live hospital environment but also to be aesthetically sensitive to its historical contextual surroundings. A major factor, due to the buildings footprint taking up virtually every inch of the 0.12ha site, was its buildability and accessibility for construction deliveries and the management of pedestrians passing the site. Clancy Construction are appointed as the main contractor in collaboration with the project team from Punch Consulting Engineers, Don O’Malley & Partners, RPS Group and Lawlor Byrne & Associates to work on this essential and exciting €6 million project.