Winner - Environmental Sustainability Natural Environment Category < back to awards

company details:
  • Contact Name:
    Ronan Stokes
  • Company:
    PUNCH Consulting Engineers
  • Address:
categories/ group:
  • Project Category:
    Environmental Sustainability Natural Environment
  • Project Group:
project details:
  • Name of the project:
    National Forensic Mental Health Service Facility
  • Location:
    St. Ita’s Demesne in Portrane, Dublin
  • Commencement date:
    May 2012
  • Completion Date:
    December 2021
  • Client:
    Health Service Executive (HSE)
project description:

This 170-bed hospital project was focussed on patient, environmental and ecological well-being. Amongst the environmentally sustainable designs used was the avoidance of on-site stormwater attenuation by direct discharge to an adjoining wetlands area suffering intermittent drying out. Hydraulic modelling showed that the wetland could accommodate the direct outfall for the 1:100 rainfall event. The discharge of this stormwater has since seen the wetlands rehabilitating with an increased wildlife presence. The project also reused 145,000 m3 of cut on proximate lands to provide for the reestablishment of natural flora and fauna.