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The New Children’s Hospital (NCH) project in numbers

Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  21st Jul, 2021  /  News

Mercury is continuing to deliver the electrical works on the New Children’s Hospital (NCH) project in Dublin, Ireland, recently reaching a number of significant milestones.

The NCH project in numbers
  • Approximately 80,000 meters of containment installed to date
  • Approximately 30,000 brackets installed to date
  • Approximately 500,000 meters of cabling has been installed to date
  • 430 meters of VESDA pipework installed
  • 5no 400V Generators C/W Step up 2500KVA Transformers, Extract attenuators and Silencers installed
  • 4no 24Kv Main boards installed and SAT commissioned
  • 11no 400v/20KV Transformers installed to date


The New Children’s Hospital (NCH) project comprises the main hospital on the shared campus at St James’s and two paediatric outpatient and urgent care centres CHI at Connolly, Blanchardstown, and CHI at Tallaght.

The NCH Project is the most significant single capital investment project in the healthcare system undertaken in Ireland. It will bring together the services currently provided at three Dublin children’s hospitals into a modern, custom-designed, digital, hospital on the campus shared with St James’ s Hospital, to deliver the best care and treatments for Ireland’s sickest children and young people.

As well as playing a central role in the provision of acute paediatric healthcare services, the new children’s hospital will be the primary centre for paediatric education, training, and research in Ireland. It will be a child-centred, world-class facility that will support innovation and excellence in paediatric healthcare, and create an environment that is supportive of children, young people, their families, and the hospital’s staff.


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