The contact number for the Phoenix Care Centre is
This is a state of the art mental health facility which was completed in 2013 and officially opened by the Minister of Health, Dr. James O’Reilly TD and Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch TD. Its location was chosen to give the maximum privacy and security to clients on site but with easy access to the entrance on North Circular Road.
The building accommodates:
- Two 12 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Wards on the ground floor, Oak for men and Alder for women, each designed around a landscaped courtyard. The bedrooms open off the main circulation space which wraps around the courtyard and widens to provide three day areas. Each ward has a dining room, an activities room and a quiet sitting room, which open off each other, and a further quiet area for general use. Treatment and support rooms are located between the two wards.
- A 20 bed Rehabilitation Ward on the first floor, Birch, designed as sub-wards with 7 and 9 bedrooms with a further 4 bedrooms in between allowing flexibility for use by men and women. Birch has a shared dining room and sitting room opening onto an external terrace. An Activities and Daily Living (ADL) Kitchen, an Art & Pottery Room and a Therapy Room are also provided.
- A 10 bed Rehabilitation Ward, Hazel, on the second floor level with a separate entrance at ground level, (by lift and stairs) to allow independent access for patients. Hazel has a shared dining room and sitting room opening onto an external terrace, as well as a further day room and ADL Kitchen for training.
- The main entrance area includes a suite for Mental Health Tribunals.
- The first floor includes the on-call doctor’s overnight accommodation, medical records and patient’s property store.
- The second floor includes offices and an open plan office area for 20 staff.
- Visitors and families (including children) can meet residents in the Visitor’s Room on the first floor without entering the wards.
Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries, Mental health uses encompassed most of the St. Brennan’s Hospital site of 272 acres in Grangegorman. By the end of the 20th Century, due to medical advances in treatment and a declining population of patients in St. Brendan’s – there were other plans developed to transform the former St. Brendan’s Hospital site into a vibrant new urban quarter for the City, which would focus on Educational and Healthcare needs.
The Phoenix site was not witing the Grangegorman SDZ area, but was a key early composed to be delivered withing the overall Masterplan for Grangegorman. The first element of the new masterplan project was to amalgamate and consolidate all the disparate remaining mental healthcare uses across St. Brendan s and provide a single modern facility.
The project commenced in 2010 and was handed over to HSE 2014 and the first patients were transferred into the Phoenix from the historic buildings of the old hospital in May 2013.
Four units are now accommodated in the Phoenix Care Centre.
The Phoenix Care Centre resides within the Grangegorman site at the North Circular Entrance, it is the first element of the HSE’s planned healthcare village for Grangegorman, which when completed will occupy approx. 5 hectares of the Grangegorman masterplan.
Shared Carparking off the NCR also links eastward to the HSEs new Primary Care Facility, and will in future share access with the HSE’s Planned Residential Care Neighbourhood building for senior residential care.
Phoenix Lane was created as the first new public link across Grangegorman. To the south the new Academic Hub is on site (2022-2024) and the new East Quad building is around the corner. The former St. Brendan’s Hospital buildings have been adaptively re-used to accommodate varies mixed used for Technological university Dublin. The former hospital grounds have been transformed into a variety of public accessible parks and urban spaces.
Building Total Floor Area 7,000m2
Site Footprint 12,200m2 (1.22ha)
Mental Health Care
Health Services Executive
Description of New Facilities
For Intensive care, Senior aged care, and residential day care.
The Phoenix is an architectural award-winning state of the art care facility for mental health care. It is situated within intensively planted landscape courtyard gardens.
The Phoenix was the flagship project for the HSE’s ‘Vision for Change’ which was transformative in delivering much improved outcomes for many mental healthcare patients throughout Ireland.
The Phoenix is 7,000m2 in area, consisting of four care units totalling 54 bedrooms and support facilities. Each bedroom is self-contained. The building varies from three to one story in height.
Numerous support therapy and patient and staff welfare facilities are provided on site.
The Design Team were selected form the GDA’s framework for designers working on the Protected Structures within Grangegorman.
Two sets of Tenders for works were listed on etenders
Firstly, a short works programme for Site clearance of 50,000m3 of invasive and harmful weeds soil.
Prior to the demolitions, there was also a decanting operation to provide Goirtin with tempoary accommodation in the North House – Tender won by Purcell Ltd.
Contract was awarded to Hegarty Demolition. Value c. €0.55m
Work Began January 2011, and were completed by May 2011
While the Demolitions and Site Clearance works were being undertaking, a second works package was developed for the entire Phoenix Care Project, which was listed on Etenders.
Contract was awarded to John Sisk & Sons Ltd, Value c. €14m
Works began around June 2011, and were completed by February 2013.
Design Team and Contractor/s Involved
Project Design Team Leader – AECOM
AECOM – Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors
Architects – Moloney O’Beirne
IN2 – MEP Engineers
Horgan Lynch – Structural Engineers
PSDP – Bruce Shaw
Hegarty Demolition – Initial Phase Works
John Sisk & Sons Ltd. – Main Phase Works