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28/10/2020

Plans To Develop Nursing Unit In Leitrim Get The Green Light

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A planning application for the development of Carrick on Shannon Nursing Unit has been given the green light by Leitrim County Council.

The development will provide a new 90 bedded unit on a green field site at Ballnamony Td, Carrick on Shannon.

The proposed development will comprise of a community nursing unit / hospital totalling 6,843 square metres in gross floor area.

The building consists of two intersecting courtyard blocks that emerge from the sloping site, a vision which has been developed in line with planning, staff and resident requirements. The architectural massing and materials proposed have been carefully considered to ensure that the building is appropriately sited within its context, with large courtyards in the centre of each ward bringing daylight and natural ventilation into the bedrooms and corridors, improving staff supervision and improving the overall environment for the patient The roof of the building is pitched and dynamic, with areas of cut stone introduced into the facades to break down the apparent scale of the building. At the buildings entrance, a double height timber clad structure forms a welcoming reception foyer for residents and visitors. The planning application was lodged by Rhatigan Architects on behalf of HSE Estates.

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Construction work is expected to commence in 2021 with completion in 2022.

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