This is the site for the Wicklow Hospice, donated by the Columban Sisters, overlooking the sea at Magheramore just outside Wicklow town.
The Wicklow Hospice Foundation is now hoping to have the facility complete and open for the first patients in late 2017.
- Secured an ideal coastal site for the hospice at Magheramore just outside Wicklow town which was generously donated by the Columban Sisters. This location has been assessed and approved as suitable by HSE Estates.
- Completed tendering process for the appointment of project architects. ( Stephen Tierney, Architects have been appointed – they are the architects on a 24 bed long stay nursing home currently under construction at the same site). A submission for outline planning permission is currently in preparation.
- Noel Smyth has been advising the project team and has agreed to take on the role of honorary building project manager on behalf of the foundation. Noel has extensive experience of major building projects and was responsible for financing and building Blackrock Hospice.
- We have consulted widely with other hospices on design best practice to ensure that we learn from the experience of others and can give state of the art guidance to the building project team.
Received planning permission for its 15-bed hospice at Magheramore from wicklow County Council – January 2017
Plan to tender for building contractors and commence build in late 2015
Planned opening date 2017