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The contact number for the Phoenix Care Centre is

01 8276500


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:

Historic Use

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)

Current use

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.

Procurement Route

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

Programme Completion