The latest phase of the major £261m redevelopment programme at Ulster Hospital in Belfast, the 32,000m2 Acute Services Block, is now under construction.  Located adjacent to the Inpatient Ward Block of the same size which was completed in 2017, the Acute Services Block adopts the same design principles of generously planned, light filled spaces enjoying pleasant external views, which provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff and visitors. The building is connected to the surrounding hospital by a series of glazed links which border generously landscaped courtyards where colour and artworks define each space.

The new 8 storey Acute Services Block will provide 170 beds within Generic and Specialist Wards, including Acute Assessment, Stroke, Renal and Gynaecology. Other facilities include an Emergency Department with Observation and Ambulatory Care Beds, a Radiology Department with Nuclear Medicine, Therapy Areas, a restaurant and central kitchen, staff changing, mortuary and FM facilities.

Following the completion of the Acute Services Block, Avanti Architect’s Masterplan proposes that the an existing outdated 1960s Ward Block will be demolished and new links will be formed between the new buildings and the existing outpatient’s hospital.

A future Phase in the overall masterplan will provide a new Acute Treatment Centre and Children’s Unit, connecting to the new buildings. On completion, the remaining parts of the old hospital will be demolished and the remaining area will be landscaped to provide a new public main entrance and identity to the Ulster Hospital.


Health & Life Sciences, Hospitals, New Build, Northern Ireland,

Area 32,000 sq.m

Status Under Construction

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