Bon Secours Hospital

Project Data


John Sisk and Sons

Access Value



Temporary Roof



Construction Value



Tube & Fitting

Main Contractor




This hospital sat along side the Shannon River on the West Coast of Ireland

PHD provided a bespoke solution on this Grade 2 listed building that required a Temporary Roof so that the building itself could be re-roofed and had to remain fully operational during the works, including the Operating theaters directly below the main roof.

Design challenges


Being on the West Coast huge wind loads, live hospital environment, nothing to touch the facade of the building, 18m high scaffold with a Temp Roof Span 15m and 25m long, no crainage possible and inflexible delivery times due to the  one way system for traffic in this busy area.

The scaffold was completed in 6 weeks and with such a good working environment the new Roof is scheduled to be completed in 6 weeks also with some remedial works to continue once the Temporary Roof is dismantled.