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Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced

The new plans suggest the hospital should be built on the Mater site but that the height of the complex should be reduced to six storeys to comply with requirements.

The location of the proposed National Children's Hospital on the Mater grounds
The location of the proposed National Children's Hospital on the Mater grounds
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REVISED PLANS FOR the new National Children’s Hospital have been submitted by the Mater Hospital Group.

The plans proposed by the Group – consisting of the Mater, Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Rotunda Maternity Hospital – suggest the hospital be built on the Mater site but that the height of the complex should be reduced to six storeys to comply with requirements, RTÉ reports.

It says that the selection of another site would impose a delay of at least two and a half years.

The original plan for the hospital was rejected by An Bord Pleanála last February, on the grounds that it would constitute over-development of the hospital and have a negative impact on the city skyline.

It is proposed that the Children’s Hospital and Adult’s Hospital would be linked by a corridor, according to TV3.

Other proposals have been submitted for the project: last month, Tallaght Hospital and South Dublin County Council formally submitted their  joint bid for the new National Children’s Hospital to be co-located on a publicly-owned site adjacent to the existing Tallaght Hospital Facility.

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Another submission suggested building hospital on a 50-acre site at Lissenhall, Swords, County Dublin.

Read: Hospitals in new push backing Mater site for National Children’s Hospital

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