This is a recently completed health centre and headquarters for the Health Services Executive – Southern Area. It is unique in Ireland bringing together these two functions, which include professional and support staff who manage and administer a range of community health services for the greater Tralee area. Services that were previously delivered from separate locations around Kerry are now centralised in one building; its location in the grounds of Kerry General Hospital means that the public have access to both Hospital and community services from one location.
Four wings of accommodation on two floors are arranged to enclose two sunlit courtyard spaces that provide light and views as well as a calm relaxing atmosphere for the building’s occupants.
Building Better Healthcare Award – Primary Community Design – Commendation
Combined Health Centre and Headquarters, Tralee, Ireland
Location County Kerry, Ireland
Photographer Paul Tierney