NUIG/UCHG, Newcastle Road, Galway 2021-02-12T12:32:47+00:00

Project Description

Project Description

Clinical Research Facility/Translational Research Facility MV/LV Enabling Works

The  CRF-TRF building is a collocated building providing hi-technology science and clinical research facilities with direct access to the University Hospital and Clinical Sciences Institute. It is a joint development of the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Health Service Executive (NUIG/HSE). Located within the grounds of the University College Hospital, Galway, the site is approximately 0.25 hectares in area and is located towards the southern boundary of the hospital campus.

The building is arranged as a predominantly horizontal facility with accommodation spread over four floors, along with a roof-level plant penthouse and with links to the existing CSI and existing ward block. The Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is accommodated on the ground and first floors and includes two main patient zones along with, inpatient, staff-support and research zones.

The Translational Research Facility (TRF) is accommodated on the second and third floors, with internal planning providing for open and flexible lab spaces, with dispersed core lab functions and highly flexible lab casework systems. The development includes all ancillary site and landscaping works.


Project Details

Electrical scope of work: Extension of the MV Ring, Supply and installation of ABB Unigear primary rated MV Switch, ABB Resibloc 1600kVA 20kV/400V Transformer, Main Low Voltage Switchboard, Associated protection system, extension of “GOOSE” system and determination of protection settings, Cable containment system, Fire Alarm and Fibre Links.

Services Engineer: Homan O’Brien

Main Contractor & PSCS: BAM Building

Duration: 12 Months

Value: €650,000