Minister for Health Simon Harris formally “Turned the Sod” on Peamount Healthcare’s New 100 Bed Development in Newcastle, Co Dublin

Minister for Health, Simon Harris turns the sod on a 100-bed residential healthcare unit designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects for Peamount Healthcare on their existing Campus in Newcastle, South County Dublin.

 

Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that operates in partnership with the HSE to provide a range of health and social care services for the Dublin Mid Leinster Region. Peamount Healthcare currently operates 219 beds between campus and community services with a headcount of 500 employees.

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The service provided by Peamount Healthcare is split equally between rehabilitation and elderly care residents. Scott Tallon Walker’s design is an outcome of a mindset of empathy; seeking to understand and envision the challenges, capabilities, perspective and experience of its future users as a means to inform design decisions. There is a dementia cohort with special design requirements accommodated within in the elderly care hospital. This design approach relates across all scales; from the building as a whole (the patient arrival journey is short, simple, and never disengaged from an outside view), down to detail (from the pillow of each bed the design provides a view of landscaped outdoor space and the Peamount estate’s parkland environment). The design thus seeks to positively support patient capabilities, autonomy and sense of self-significance, no matter how diminished those may be.

In attendance from Scott Tallon Walker Architects were Niall Howard , Eoin O’Morain (chairman), and Danyal Ibrahim.

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Scott Tallon Walker Architects are dedicated to enhancing the healing environment. Our Healthcare Group have unique insights into the healing environments, complemented by expertise in patient and family-centred design and the application of state of the art, high performance and cost effective technologies. If you are interested in our healthcare projects or wish to collaborate with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, we would be delighted to speak with you. Contact Eoin O’Morain (chairman) or Donal Blake (director)

Shire Pharmaceuticals European Headquarters fit-out

The 7000m2 Shire Pharmaceuticals European Headquarters fit-out at STW’s Miesian Plaza is designed to LEED Platinum v4, the highest standard of sustainable design.

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Their new European headquarters, with over 7,000m2 of net lettable accommodation, is located in two buildings on Baggot Street which are part of the Scott Tallon Walker designed Miesian Plaza, a 37,000m2 redevelopment of the former Bank of Ireland headquarters.

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STW’s Interior Design Team completed both Category A & B fit out, as well as the procurement of Shire Branding and Compliance design and certification with Building Regulations. Space planning was completed in coordination with PBD (Partners by Design) who procured the furniture package.

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The striking fit out is designed to LEED Platinum v4, the highest standard of sustainable design to complement the equally rated shell and core design.
The initial phase of Shire’s offices were officially opened by former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD in April 2017. The Miesian Plaza Headquarters is now home to approximately 300 Shire employees.

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Now we really know how big a hole it would take to fill the Albert Hall

One of London’s largest ever excavations has been just completed with the help of Scott Tallon Walker Architects. This involved removing the equivalent of five storeys of earth – 80,000 cubic metres – to prepare the site for a cancer treatment centre at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The hole, dug by excavator McGee to a depth of 28.5m in an area 87m long by 67m wide, is big enough to accommodate the Royal Albert Hall or 640 London buses.

Proton beam therapy is a form of radiotherapy used to treat cancer which can be targeted extremely precisely, causing minimal damage to surrounding tissue. It has been offered overseas to NHS patients who are eligible for treatment in England since 2008 in a programme that has to date supported approximately 1,000 patients.

Together with the Department of Health, NHS England is funding the development of two centres at The Christie in Manchester and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for NHS patients to be treated in the UK. Patients are due to be treated at The Christie from summer next year, with UCLH following in summer 2020. When complete they will each treat up to 750 patients every year.

“This may have been STW’s most challenging brief ever,” says chairman Eoin O’Morain, “removing earth equivalent to 640 London bus loads out of the centre of one the world’s busiest capitals. But the team effort has delivered and we’re looking forward to delivering the project on time and on budget, a core component of our contract.

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“We’ve had a practice in London for well over four decades and we’ve recently been voted one of the top 10 healthcare practices in the UK,” he adds. “We’re also working on the remodelling, refurbishment and extension of two iconic buildings within the St Bartholomew’s Hospital site to provide a new cardiac-focused hospital for Nuffield Health.

“The two buildings make up an important classical frontage to Giltspur Street in the heart of City of London. Some of your readers may know the buildings better as a film location for the BBC TV series Sherlock.”

The project team includes:

  • Scott Tallon Walker Architects – architect and lead consultant
  • Campbell Reith – structural, civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering consultant
  • WSP – mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and the interface with the different contractors.
  • McGee –bulk excavation and main propping of the centre.
  • Fayat Piling – piling and diaphragm wall
  • Reach Active – service diversions and utilities

Dragons at the Docks raising invaluable funds for homelessness in Dublin

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Dragons at The Docks is the inaugural fundraiser organised by the Irish Property Industry which aims is to raise invaluable funds to assist in alleviating homelessness in Dublin, whilst offering a perfect opportunity for networking within the property sector. The event was held on the evening of Thursday 31 August 2017 at Grand Canal Dock.

The event consisted of sectorial dragon boat racing, live entertainment, special guests and a BBQ. 60 companies entered a team of 12 competitors each, no experience was necessary and dragon boat racing is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects entered the “Built Environment Challenge” category and did us proud.

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Philip Jackson presents the community of Clonakilty with the Great Town Award 2017

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Philip Jackson (centre) of Scott Tallon Walker Architects at the opening of the Clonakilty Street Carnival presenting the community with the Great Town Award 2017 on behalf of the Academy of Urbanism.

(left) Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan, Member of Cork County Council (West Cork Municipal District) and Chairperson, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce.

(right) Seamus McGrath  Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor.


 

The second annual Clonakilty Street Carnival took place on Friday June 2nd 2017 in a splash of colour. Visit www.clonakilty.ie for more information.

Eoin O’Morain is appointed chairman at Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Eoin O’Morain was appointed as Scott Tallon Walker’s new Chairman at our AGM in April 2017.

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Michael Tallon (Managing Director) thanked Niall Scott, the outgoing Chairman, for his drive and commitment to the company during his eight year tenure and, speaking on behalf of the Board, welcomed Eoin to his new role.