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Mercury Delivers Again in Healthcare – Bon Secours Cork
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  31st Jul, 2019  /  Projects

Mercury recently completed the MV/LV Electrical installation of the prestigious Bon Secours Hospital Cork Northern Block Extension Project. The Bon Secours Hospital in Cork is the largest private hospital in Ireland and has been operating for over 100 years. The hospital has more than 300 beds and employs more than 1,100 staff, admitting approximately 35,000 patients every year. It is an acute general hospital providing an extensive range of medical and surgical specialties for adults and children. The new extension comprising six state of the art floors, over 80 private rooms, a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and two operating theatres.

The work Mercury carried out involved the fitting of over 3550 Light Fittings, 1600 sockets and over 70,000 metres of BMS Cable. We have also implemented state of the art security, CCTV, access control and panic alarms on all the hospital’s floors. Mercury made extensive use of several innovative techniques including LEAN best practice including just in time (JIT) deliveries and offsite fabrication to deliver the project, enabling us to deliver more quickly and cost-effectively for our client.

The Bon Secours Hospital in Cork is the largest private hospital in Ireland and has been operating for over 100 years.

The main contractor for the job was John Sisk & Son (Holdings)Ltd with Mercury acting as electrical subcontractor. Work commenced on the project in February 2018. Mercury’s project team was led by Robert O’Donovan, Director of Mercury’s Healthcare Business Unit with Gavin Hanlon as Project Manager. Other key staff included Barry Boylan as Planning Manager, John Nevin and Robert Melichar as Quantity Surveyors, Terry Payne as EHS Manager and Barry Holmes, Mark Dempster and Leslie O’Leary as Package Managers.

A new Radiotherapy Centre, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre will open as part of this development. The centre opened in July 2019 and expects to treat patients with two advanced radiotherapy systems used for a variety of cancers. A new road and a bridge over the River Lee were constructed in order to allow construction traffic access to the rear of the hospital. This road will be used as a permanent entry to the hospital once opened.

Bon Secours Hospital Cork Northern Block Extension
Bon Secours Hospital Cork Northern Block Extension


Mercury is a world-leading healthcare construction service provider. Our multidisciplinary teams have over 15 years’ experience carrying out all aspects of mechanical & electrical services and installations across Ireland and the UK. We redefine industry standards, always delivering world-class healthcare facilities. We combine our highly experienced workforce with the latest innovations and technologies such as BIM Level 2 3D modelling.

We are currently working on the National Children’s Hospital project in Ireland and its satellites in Tallaght and Blanchardstown, Dublin. Recent work also includes the Bon Secours Cork Northern Block Extension Project, NHS Orkney, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, Children’s Hospital Glasgow, Enniskillen Acute Hospital and Peterborough Hospital.

If you have any questions in relation to the above, contact our healthcare team today.

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