We hope to recruit a graduate structural engineer to work in our Belfast office. If you have two years' experience working in an engineering consultancy firm and would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Steven Sloan at 028 9066 7951. Taylor & Boyd, Winners at RICS Awards 2017: Bishop's Gate Hotel (Tourism & Leisure), Brooke Park (Community Benefit), Arvalee School & Resource Centre (Design Through Innovation); Winner at European Healthcare Design 2017: NHS Healthcare Design: Radiotherapy Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital

Lakeview Hospital


This project required the substantial refurbishment of existing buildings and the creation of new interlocking blocks to provide a 43-bed assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues, a 20-place challenging behaviour unit, and a 5-place rehabilitation unit.

Lack of drawings of the existing buildings and the need to work on a live site required thorough investigations and checking to justify alterations.

Load-bearing masonry was used as an efficient solution for new structures with timber trusses supporting the roof generally. At the entrance area a steel frame was used to create a 2-storey circular tower with high-level clerestory glazing.

The environment allows privacy and dignity for patients while enhancing the quality of their care. The hospital was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. (Images courtesy of Consarc Design Group.)

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