TOBIN Consulting Engineers acted as Lead Consultant on this project that facilitated the expansion of the Ave Maria Nursing Home by extending the existing facility. The works required the provision of additional bedrooms, a day room, a mortuary, a pampering room, offices, toilets and associated gardens, parking area and site services. This important facility for the Mayo region aims to ensure that the maximum possible level of individual care and attention is afforded to all the residents of the home. In light of this, the proprietors of Ave Maria extended the scope of services by developing the existing property and site layout.
The design required consideration to be given to the existing facility, to allow for a natural link to the existing services within the nursing home. The design provided a greater space for circulation within the bedrooms, connecting bathrooms and the day room; delivering additional space outside of the bedrooms for occupants to enjoy. The orientation of the day room was designed to encompass the extensive use of glass windows, allowing residents to view the gardens and surrounding areas. The residents had expressed their interest in having the ability to view the entrance to the facility from the day room, and our design of the extension ensured that this would be achieved. The completed design allowed for Services provided by TOBIN Consulting Engineers on this project: