Mater Campus Hospital Development Ltd.
RPS planners have advised on the development of a €284m adult public hospital in Dublin’s inner city.
The new nine storey, 55,000 square metres hospital building is located on a brownfield site which features protected structures. It will be the national centre for cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplants, spinal injuries and life support services and will contain state-of-the art facilities including 12 new operating theatres, 120 one-bed en suite rooms, new emergency and out patients departments and a 444-space underground car park. It will be the greenest and most technologically driven hospital in Ireland upon completion and it has realised a significant healthcare component of the National Development Plan.
RPS was responsible for coordinating and producing a number of sequential planning applications, including a successful first party appeal relating to development contribution conditions. RPS also gave evidence on behalf of the hospital at the Oral Hearing for the Metro-North Railway Order Project, which was intended to have an underground station at Mater Hospital. RPS provides ongoing planning advice to the hospital and is overseeing a final wrap-up planning application relating to internal and external amendments to the hospital building which has required Strategic infrastructure Development preapplication consultations with An Bord Pleanála in order to determine that planning application can be made directly to Dublin City Council.