UHL COVID-19 Patient Ward Extension University Hospital Limerick Client: Health Service Executive Services: Technical Advisor

Rapid design build project delivered over 16 week programme

In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the HSE commissioned a rapid-build dedicated COVID-19 patient ward at University Hospital Limerick. MCA were appointed technical advisors to this extremely important and timely design build project.


This new extension comprises 14 single en-suite bedrooms accommodated over two floors. Modular construction was employed to facilitate this very challenging programme. Remarkably, the building’s superstructure was delivered to site over a single weekend.


The construction site operated 7-day weeks and substantial completion was achieved in July 2020; just 16 weeks after the initial design sketch was drafted.

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