Manorhamilton Health Board Head Quarters

LMN07

INSPIRATION

Built on the site of an old famine graveyard this build was controversial to begin with. The old fever hospital remains to the side of this new build and a memorial to the victims of the famine who were buried in that plot was erected.


TYPE OF HOUSE

Office space for the newly formed North West Health Service


POINT OF INTEREST

The whole area around the building offers an amazing contrast of history and modernity with the old fever hospital still standing, the modern famine memorial and the new HSE Head quarters.

The architects, Taylor Architects, Castlebar won an award for their famine memorial.

The structure for the building was quite complicated especially the conference room as it stands on 3 sloping columns.  The whole structure was designed by Stephan McInerney of Concannon with Heavey Kenny Associates of Galway carrying out the Mechanical & Electrical building work.


ECO ELEMENTS

still to be added


CREATIVE ELEMENTS


Highly modern build, curvaceous shape bluges out over the entrance with a green-blue copper exterior. Set back from the road it does not dominate the area yet at the same time stands out in contrast to the surrounding builds in the centre of Manorhamilton.


ARCHITECT/DESIGN BY

Eamon McCarney - Taylor Architects

BUILDER

Loughran Brothers


MATERIALS

 

Main: a concrete and steel building with PVC Membrane over the main roof - namely Trocal. 

The conference room is clad acid etched copper sheeting and sits on three sloping concrete pillars. 

The windows are of aluminum construction.


HEAT SOURCE

The building main source of heat is derived from oil with two 900kW boilers. Each boiler caters for 2/3 full load therefore the building only operates on one for most of the year.

The building is mainly heated using radiators with air recovery systems serving in the internal offices to provide fresh air for the population. 

The conference room is heated with an air handling unit utilising heat pump technology.  The main atrium is also heated with an air handling unit heated from the oil fired boilerhouse in the lower ground floor.


WATER SOURCE

Mains.


WASTE

Mains.


GARDEN

Award winning famine memorial.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The remains of a basement to a Famine Work House is still on the site just to the north site of the building.  During construction two grave yards were discovered on the north side fo the building, one dating back to the Famine and a second dating back to a Cholera outbreak in the early 1800’s.

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