The core brief for this project was amalgamating various departments of the National Ambulance Service together in one central, shared facility. ALTU were engaged to develop and deliver a scheme that would see the provision of workspace for the National Aero-medical Control Desk, Patient Transport Services, PSIAM services and National Ambulance Incident Control Room.
The main design challenge presented was to create a building that respected the distinct identity of each user group, while simultaneously generating a sense of organisational unity among them.
ALTU were involved in the project from due diligence, through concept design to completion. Considerable care had to be taken in the design of the fit-out as it represents a key piece of National Infrastructure and the arrangement of spaces and potential views into the premises had to be evaluated carefully. The premises itself presented considerable challenges not least of which was the requirement for the vast data centre on the fourth floor which required the insertion of a new structural steel support floor independently connected to the existing structural frame.
ALTU led a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team for the fit out of the NAS Control Centre on mirrored sites in Tallaght and Ballyshannon.
This project won Healthcare Fit Out Project 2014 at the Irish Fit Out Awards.