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Horizon Offsite finishes steel framing works on Croom Hospital

 

Since March 2020, the Horizon Offsite team have been working on a number of essential construction projects, including two new hospital wings in County Limerick. Both facilities are permanent structures, with scope for expansion vertically at a later stage.

The Limerick Leader newspaper has covered both build projects here:  ‘Work begins on major hospital projects in Limerick to add capacity in response to pandemic’ https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/532716/workbegins-on-major-hospital-projects-in-limerick-to-add-capacity-in-response-topandemic.html

Each hospital project is built using the Horizon Offsite structural rapid build steel frame system to facilitate an earlier start to construction work, a more streamlined process than possible on traditional builds and a considerable reduction in programme. Given that both hospitals have remained fully operational throughout the build process, it was necessary to incorporate logistical solutions into the design in order to minimise truck movements and other disruptions to the hospital staff, patients and visitors. The works have been undertaken in two shifts daily to ensure compliance with HSE social distancing guidelines, without any unnecessary time delays.

You can read our project update for the works at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) here: https://horizonoffsite.ie/offsite-construction-news-14-week-university-hospital-limerick-build-on-track-for-july-completion/ 

The Croom Hospital build involved a single block consisting of 24 single, en-suite rooms. The Horizon Offsite finished the steel framing work at Croom in recent weeks, with only the plant room on the second floor requiring completion at this stage – as you will see from the photo gallery below. We expect to have our team fully finished and off the site over the next week. 

The main contractor team from Clancy are working on fitting out the ground level rooms and preparing them for occupancy as a matter of priority.  They expect to hand over the project in July, right on schedule.  

Our construction delivery partners on both of these vital healthcare facility projects are: Clancy Construction (www.clancy.ie),  Evolusion Innovation (www.evolusioninnovation.com), Reddy Architecture (http://reddyarchitecture.com) and O’Dwyer Steel (https://odwyersteel.ie).

Finally, the team here at Horizon Offsite have been photo-documenting the progress of both projects and you can look back at previously posted project updates, together with photo galleries and videos, here: https://horizonoffsite.ie/news/

About Horizon Offsite Ltd:

Established in 2017, the team at Horizon Offsite have decades of combined experience pioneering non-traditional or modern methods of construction (MMC). The company currently employs 22 people at a 35,000 sq ft. facility in Cahir, County Tipperary and is involved in projects across the private rented sector (PRS) in Ireland and the UK.