New Children’s Hospital of Ireland - Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
category: healthcare

400 Bed Children's Hospital
115,000 sq. metres
5-6 Stories
84 Acre Site
2,500 Space Car Park
New Maternity Hospital Adjoining

project details
New Children’s Hospital of Ireland
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15


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The proposed new hospital is located on lands adjoining Connolly Hospital owned by the National Sports Campus Development Authority. These lands were made available to Connolly Hospital for their 2012 submission for selection as the site for the National Paediatric Hospital, following refusal of permission by An Bord Pleanala for the development on the Mater Hospital site. Following the selection of an alternative site at St. James Hospital, a group of individuals prominently involved in the development and improvement of healthcare facilities & paediatric support services came together as result of shared concerns that delivery of the long-awaited new Children’s Hospital was likely to be further delayed & compromised by difficulties and limitations associated with the St. James Hospital site. The group carried out an independent review of the sites considered for selection in 2012 along with other sites and concluded that the 36 Hectare, green-field site adjoining Connolly Hospital was the best site for the children’s hospital.

In 2013 we were asked to prepare proposals for the new hospital on this site. The scheme seeks to take maximum advantage of the parkland setting & woodland back-drop, with the hospital sited alongside an existing, extended lake. The 400 bedrooms are located in three inter-linked, stepped pavilions overlooking the lake and are inter-connected to the curved spine of the building, off which the diagnostic, treatment & other facilities are located. A 7-storey height atrium provides the main internal focal point of the building, containing curved over-hanging balconies, scenic lifts, waterfall & 30 metre high glass wall overlooking the lake. All bedrooms are designed with views of the lake & parkland and with sleeping facilities for relatives.


Projects featured have been carried out by David Jordan Architects or by David Jordan, acting in a principle role, with his former practice Campbell Conroy Hickey Partnership