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The new National Maternity Hospital will open in 2019 - and here's who's designing it

It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.

The current National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street
The current National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE DESIGN TEAM for the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital has been announced.

The current Holles Street location will be vacated, as the hospital moves to Elm Park in a €150 million move.

O’Connell Mahon Architects and Isherwood & Ellis Architect will be the architects of the plan which will oversee the development of the National Maternity Hospitals at St Vincent’s Hospital.

O’Connell Mahon won a 2009 competition to design the National Children’s Hospital, while Belfast firm Isherwood & Ellis have designed educational and healthcare facilities across Ireland.

Bruce Shaw Partnership, Arup and RPS will provide surveying, engineering and fire consultation services, respectively.

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Health Minister James Reilly says the appointment of the team represents a milestone in the plan.

In conjunction with the Project Board, one of the Design Team’s initial tasks in ‘Stage 1 – Preliminary Design’ will be the further development of a detailed project programme. It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.

“The selection of the design team marks an important milestone in the relocation of our National Maternity Hospital to the St Vincent’s campus. I look forward to seeing the design of the new hospital and the commencement of its construction in 2016″ said Minister Reilly.

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