Press Release

Minister Reilly welcomes selection of design team for relocation of National Maternity Hospital

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly, today (Tuesday, 13th May 2014) welcomed another significant step in the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. The tender process for the procurement of Design Team Services for the development has now been concluded and following the selection of the Design Team Members, the HSE yesterday (12th May, 2014) executed the appropriate contracts.

The provision of new maternity facilities co-located with adult acute services in the Greater Dublin Area is a priority for this Government, the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive. The new hospital will provide maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services to the women of Dublin, replacing the existing facilities of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. The Government has approved significant funding to progress this development within the HSE’s capital plan

In conjunction with the Project Board, one of the Design Team’s initial tasks in ‘Stage 1 – Preliminary Design’ will be the further development of a detailed project programme. It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.

“The selection of the design team marks an important milestone in the relocation of our National Maternity Hospital to the St Vincent’s campus. I look forward to seeing the design of the new hospital and the commencement of its construction in 2016” said Minister Reilly.

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Notes for Editors

A Project Board was established in July 2013 to oversee the development of the National Maternity Hospitals at St Vincent’s Hospital. The Project Board includes representatives from the National Maternity Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Department of Health, HSE and representatives from the National Clinical Programmes in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics & Neonatology.

The HSE in conjunction with both the National Maternity Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital have been engaged in an ongoing process to develop the overall Design Brief for the proposed project.

The following Design Team members have been selected:

Discipline/Role Company
Architectural Services/Design Team Lead O’Connell Mahon Architects / Isherwood & Ellis Architects
Quantity Surveying Services Bruce Shaw Partnership
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services
Civil & Structural Engineering Services
Arup
Fire Consultant Services RPS