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"What's Happening" 3 Month Work Plan

What work is happening when and where on site

Construction Management Plan

NEW Phase B August 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICES in regards to Out of Hours Work , or Works that are likely to impact on residents these are now to be found on the CALENDAR page.


Demolition of derelict buildings at Brandon Terrace / Long Lane, Basin Street premises 25th Feb 2021

St James's Hospital is currently demolishing the derelict buildings at its Brandon Terrace / Long Lane, Basin Street premises. These works are underway to create space for modular buildings for urgent hospital use. Please see below a map of the area where the works are underway.

During the initial phase of demolition, asbestos material was found in sections of the derelict building fabric. As a result, and with the safety of nearby residents being paramount, we contacted the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).

Demolition will now continue while an expert team, wearing protective equipment, removes all traces of asbestos from the site under HSA regulation requirements. This expert team will undertake the removal under controlled conditions, while an independent asbestos analyst monitors the perimeter of the site at numerous locations.  

As part of the demolition works, sections of the wall facing the boundary of the Canal Way Educate Together National School will be demolished on a Saturday 27th Feb when there is nobody on the premises of the school.

There is no risk to surrounding residents, or members of the public.

Capital Projects , St James’s Hospital



Out of Hours November 2020


Out of Hours November 2019

Following the latest Monitoring Committee meeting (Sept 12th 2019)there was a follow up meeting regarding working hours at the site and the following was agreed.
1. Residents, particularly around Brookfield, Cameron Sq and O’Reilly Ave, but also on SCR have suffered regular disturbance by the 6am starts 3 times a week as permitted by existing DCC concrete pour derogations.
2. BAM conducted a late-night working test - last Thurs in August - with permission from DCC, conducting “quiet” works - mostly use of tower cranes to move equipment and set columns and walls in place for fitting the next day. No complaints were received although several residents did note that work was being conducted.
Test Plan
BAM have agreed to suspend 6:00am starts to TEST late night “quiet working.” The agreed Test will take place over two periods of time,  the first period  SET UP  will operate next week and following a review, the TEST proper will operate for a further 4 weeks. At which point it will be reviewed.  
The SET UP week  will begin on Monday 23rd of September, all work commences at 7am. Workers can access site before 7:00 to  gear up but not machinery is permitted to begin operations until 7:00 am. Late night working will operate  on the “Derogation Days” of Monday, Wednesday and Friday to facilitate concrete pours.
The set up week also requires BAM  to communicate with perimeter houses  of the working hours prior to commencement and the installation of additional noise monitors in the Northern and Southern sites to access actual noise levels of “quite work” and to adjust lighting  on site to limit light pollution.
The “quiet work” is divided between the southern and northern sites.

The second period is the TEST properand will operate from Wednesday the 2nd of October through to Friday 25th of October.
RAG intend conducting a survey of all perimeter houses during the TEST phase to access impacts, issues and concerns and this will inform any further decision s in terms of late-night work.
Additional Information.
Derogation or extended hours are granted for exceptional circumstances,


Protocols for Derogation within Dublin City Councils Administrative Area

DCC conditions for granting derogations to NCH


NEW DCC Protocols for granting Derogations to BAM/NCH



James St/ Mount Brown October 8th

The partial demolition of the old CRIC building (i.e. Child Research Innovation Centre) onS t. James’s Hospital Campus, and removal of the top rows of brick from the CRIC boundary façade wall facing onto James’s Street.
To facilitate work on the façade wall, scaffolding will be erected next week, Oct 8th this will take no longer than two days during which time a localised traffic / pedestrian management plan, including banksmen, will be in place




Site Jan 2021 view from MountBrown

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Where NCH Site is now. December 2020

The NCH site is due to close on the 18th of December and to re open 4th of January 2021. In spite of the extended closure due to co vid considerable progress has been made on the on the site and the frame of the hospital is clearly visible for all to see and is due for completion by St Patrick's Day and fron then on most of the work will focussed inside the structure fitting out for completion.

Many of the windows along the southern and western fingers is being installed and teh external cladding is visible which will enable the external scaffolding to begin to be removed early int he new year.

The new entrance opposite the arrow head at the Gate 3 will become operational in the New Year meaning that all deliveries will now take place on site rather than on periphery of the site which has been the case to date. This should bring relief to residents along Brookfield and Cameron Sq who have to date been on the"front line" of the contruction akong with thei neighbours in Oreill Aveneue on the other side of the site.

Autumn 2020 areial photo of site from the Rialto side, shows the complete frame and it' complete height with additional pours due on the red and orange retangles in the middle and along the eastern side of the site.

Below is an image from the Summer taken from the James's hospital side and much of the floors in the centre front have now being completed.




time laspe video site November 2016 - November 2019




WHAT'S HAPPENING Feb - Summer 2020

The coming months will see the workforce increase from the current level of 850 workers to over 1500 by the Summer. Most of the additional workers will be sub-contractors beginning to work on the inside of the building.
The NCH site is made up of a number of different sites, all at different stages of development. Currently limited excavation is occurring to facilitate the connecting of the  northern site with the southern site. The final amount of piling is due to occur during the Summer where the new road joins the old road at the eastern side of the site. Finally, the last of the excavation will see 5000 cubic meters of earth being excavated from the Rialto Gate, this is also due to occur in the Summer.

download image here

Concrete lorries will continue to be a feature of the works over the coming quarter when floors continue to be poured and precast walls are slotted into place. BAM are receiving derogations for three nights a week to facilitate this work;
The final phase of development is commencing on the south side of the site looking onto SCR. The 1st phase building work here is complete and windows are now due to be installed and the internal services and structures will commence, this “inside” work should be less invasive on perimeter houses.
The Mount Brown gate is going to come more into play as all fitting-out materials and equipment will access the site through this gate.
To date lorries need to reverse in or out of this gate due to restrictive  space inside, the completion of the power station should see the pressure on space ease and we have been assured by BAM that lorries will no longer need to reverse in or out



Whats happening Sept - Dec 2019


The excavation of the old road/ middle section of the site was meant to take 8 weeks starting in September and all the access was through the Rialto gate and that a wheel wash would not be in operation……….. well that has changed
Now, the earth is being moved in two phases.

  • Phases 1 is excavating about 2/3 of the earth and lorries will pass through a wheel wash and a lance washing system before exiting the Rialto Gate, this phase is in operation and will be concluded early October.
  • Phase 2. Is the  excavation of the final third of the old road and the exact date  is not set but it will probably be towards the end of the year.  This phase will not have a wheel wash in operation and McGuire lorries will exit the Mount Brown Gate and turn left towards Kilmainham. 


A significant amount of work planned to be completed during the previous phase has not been completed and is carried over into this phase. Most notably the new road ( to be opened in early Septemebr) and the excavation of the middle of the site. The McGuire lorries will return to the road in mid Septemeber and will continue for a planned period of 8 weeks, in addition to the high volume of concrete lorries delivering, this will result in the largest volume of trucks on the road to date.

The image below outlines the work occurring over the next 4 months up the end of December.


WHAT'S HAPPENING April - August 2019

The image below outlines the work occurring over the next 5 months up the end of August.

A significant amount of work is due to be completed over the next 5 months which will also see the return of the McGuire excavation lorries for a period. We expect to experience better controls by BAM over the impact of their work on residents living adjacent to the site.

The NCH site is not a single site, the scale of the project means that that there are a number of sites in operation at any one time.  The site is divided into two locations at present the north and the South abutting the Luas line. The south site is more advanced where work is currently at ground level and the north site is currently pouring the lower levels.

During this phase in addition to completion of the below ground work there are two other distinct pieces of work to be completed , the laying of the new and permanent road around the inside of the north site and the excavation of the current road. All this work is planned to be completed by the end of the Summer.

The work to be done on the north site is illustrated below,  with the green new road looping around the back of Cameron Square  and back around the back of O’Reilly Ave until it re-joins the current road.  A substantial amount of the work has already been completed


The  opening of the new road will enable BAM to  remove the current road RED and excavate the final “hole” which will connect the sites on the north and the south side.

The excavation will take approximately 6 weeks and sees the relatively small amount of earth left for excavation removed but it is approximately 5000 cubic meters, a very substantial amount of earth.

The final distinct activity during this phase is that by the end of the Summer is that the hospital will be visible at the SCR Rialto end to a height of 4 stories.

The concrete pour has become a feature of the site work and will continue into the future, A concrete porur means a 6:00 am start running through to 1:00 am the following morning, maintained by a constant flow of Concrete lorries along the SCR..

Each one of these phases poses particular challenges for residents living adjacent to the site.



We are still awaiting an update for 2019 received April no activities Jan-March

we missed August and September............................ to the south of the site pouring concrete and building the floors is the order of this qrt and it will continue to be facilitated by DCC granting permission to extend working hours to faciltate completion of pours.

The north of the site has seen the MountBrown entrance open and the preparation work continues with piling and anchoring being carried out throughout October and November.

There is no information as to acitivities in this area for December as yet.

The three month update is here for download

Information in relation to pedesstrian safety and use of Mount Brown needs to be clarified given the volume of lorries entering and exiting the site there is real concern in relation to pedestrians who use this footpath.

2oct18(Picture "Pedestrian and Buggy" 2nd Oct 18 at Mount Brown Entrance. )

The Rialto entrance will be realligned and is due to become operational in October. There are lorries leaving the site without their wheels being washed and this continues in contravention of the EIS planning permission





WHAT'S HAPPENING May - July 2018 updated