University Hospital Galway (UHG)

Location    Newcastle Road, Galway City

The University Hospital Galway (UHG) campus measures approximately 16.75 ha and is located in the north-west suburbs of Galway City. The development comprises, inter alia, the demolition of the existing Psychiatric Unit and existing link corridor to the Paediatric Unit, and the construction of a 3-storey Radiation Oncology centre and an enclosed single storey pedestrian ground floor level link, connecting both the existing ward block to the east and the existing Paediatric Unit to the west to the proposed Radiation Oncology centre and associated elevational alterations. The development also included the reconfiguration of an existing public car park to the north of the proposed building, provision of a new patient car park west of the proposed building to provide 38 No. new car parking spaces (including 3 No. accessible spaces), access / egress barriers and associated set-down area.

The proposed development forms part of the National Plan for Radiation Oncology (2007) (NPRO), which plans to develop 6 No. best-practice radiation facilities throughout the Country. Phase 1 of the National Plan comprised the construction of radiotherapy centres in Dublin at St James’s Hospital and Beaumont Hospital. Phase 2 will comprise centres in UHG and Cork University Hospital (CUH). (TPA has also acted as Agents for the CUH on the Planning Application.)

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) provided town planning services to the client, working closely with the scheme’s Architects, MCA Architects. Galway City Council previously granted outline planning permission for a Radiation Oncology Centre on the subject site in 2010. That Permission expired. However, the subject Application sought “full” planning permission for the Radiation Oncology Centre. TPA provided strategic planning advice to the Applicant and Design Team and served as the Agent for the Planning Application. Planning permission was granted on 12th August 2015.

Involvement    2014 – 2015

Client    Health Services Executive (HSE)

Architect    MCA Architects

Visualisations      MCA Architects

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