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St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dungarvan


Location Client Cost Completion
Co. Waterford, Ireland HSE South East €8m 2009

Project details

This 2,200m2 project consists of a new 32 bed 24 hour care unit and a 15 place day treatment department. The building benefits from excellent levels of natural ventilation and daylighting. A biomass pellet boiler was used as the main heat source and was carefully optimised to not only feed the new building but to link into a section of the existing hospital, considerably improving the systems payback period.

Our design also concentrated on the simplification of the controls system to minimise user interaction while maximising efficiency.


  • to design the complete buildings services systems for the building including the biomass and heat recovery system


  • in addition to our work with the project architect to optimise the buildings passive performance, including natural ventilation and daylight, our engineers developed a particularly innovative heating strategy that included the use of a biomass boiler

Integrated services

environmental engineering, sustainability