Merlin Park, Galway
About this project
Merlin Park Hospital in Galway provides a comprehensive range of services to emergency and elective patients on an inpatient, outpatient and day care basis.
We were appointed as electrical contractor to upgrade the existing addressable Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS). This required a full rewire, including modifications and additions in a closed steel containment system.
We retained all existing equipment where possible, providing a new addressable emergency lighting installation (in a closed steel containment system) and exit signposting to an environmentally friendly system using LED technology. This was a fully intelligent addressable system with emergency lighting control panels installed throughout the hospital.
We demonstrated our ability to work in a very complex, live and fully operational and acute hospital environment whilst improving the life safety systems. Our work did not disrupt the daily hospital procedures or service.
Project Challenges at a Glance
- Live acute hospital environment.
- Shared access/egress.
- Infection control.
- Management and coordination of work access to theatre areas.
- Minimal disruption to existing hospital services.
- Adjacent and live services