Bons Secours Hospital

Building Use


Project Duration

3 days

Procurement Method


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Project Features

  • Temporary 12-bed ward and accommodation
  • Permanent two-storey building housing offices, stores and laboratories
  • Platform lift to meet disability access regulations
  1. Requirements

    Whilst undergoing major redevelopment work, Bons Secours Hospital in Renmore, Galway City required the provision of a high-quality interim building including a 12-bed ward and accommodation for the physiotherapy department, which needed to be moved out of the main building for the duration of the construction work.

  2. Solution

    Portakabin supplied a single-storey modular building and a two-storey structure to meet the demands of the hospital. The 427m² building is constructed from premium-quality, thermally efficient Ultima modules, which were manufactured off-site and delivered to the hospital ready for rapid installation. The modules were configured in line with the hospital’s designs to maximise the space available on a tight plot, surrounded on three sides by other buildings.

    Working closely with the hospital, Portakabin supplied a two-storey Ultima building to house offices, stores and laboratories. Offering 572m² of floor space, the building incorporates a platform lift to meet disability access regulations.

    It too was carefully configured by the hospital to fit into a restricted site between existing buildings. Both new buildings are connected to the main hospital by link corridors. The close proximity of the modular buildings to the main hospital meant that their fire rating had to be increased, and Portakabin manufactured the buildings to meet this strict requirement. The buildings were delivered to site by Portakabin on the agreed date and expertly installed by the on-site team.

We opted for a modular building solution at the time because of the efficiency and speed of the construction process.

Ciaran Murray, Project Manager, Bons Secours Hospital

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