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T&T to manage costs on Dublin children's hospital

22 Sep 15 Turner & Townsend is to manage the costs on a paediatric outpatient department and satellite urgent care centres being built in Dublin.

The facilities are for the €650m New Children’s Hospital, which was put out to last week (link opens in new tab).

The satellite centres will be located in Tallaght in Dublin 24 and Blanchardstown in Dublin 15 and are set to complete in 2017, subject to planning approval.

Turner & Townsend is already acting as cost manager on other major health projects in Ireland, including the radiation oncology centres in Cork University Hospital and University Hospital Galway, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in County Dublin.

Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend managing director Mark Kelly said: “We understand the importance of becoming an extension of the client, providing tangible cost alternatives and maximising cost efficiencies without compromising design.”

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board design director/deputy project director Phelim Devine said: “We would like to congratulate Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend and the design teams in reaching the milestone of an integrated planning application for the new children’s hospital and satellite centres with associated research, education and family accommodation within an ambitious timeframe.

“We look forward to working with Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend beyond planning to the completion of the project, and to act as a strategic partner in delivering our vison that the new children’s hospital and satellite centres are designed, built and equipped taking a child-centred, family-friendly, high quality, and sustainable approach to ensure that future paediatric services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner that improves clinical outcomes for our children and young people.”

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