Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing, Derry/Londonderry

The construction of a new entrance block and three storey ward block, comprising six wards with a total of 144 adult single-bed rooms, isolation rooms, a renal dialysis suite, basement plantrooms and service tunnels.

Contract Value
50 Months
Project Duration

Western Health and Social Care Trust

The Project

Farrans has completed work on the new main entrance block and North Ward block wing accommodation for Altnagelvin Acute Hospital.

The ward block accommodation comprises 6 new departments with a total of 144 adult single-bed rooms, isolation wards, a renal dialysis suite, basement plantrooms and service tunnels. The new main entrance block now acts as the main entrance to Altnagelvin Acute Hospital. This is connected to the North Ward wing, the existing tower block and the rest of the hospital by a new hospital street. The entrance block includes; a three-storey entrance foyer, reception desk, café, shop, lift lobby and stairs, hospital administration offices and public toilets.


Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Award

Arts & Business Cultural Social Responsibility Award

NI Gold Go Excellence Award and Gold Buy Social Clauses

Winner of the Social Value category at the UK National Go Awards

Services & Expertise

Working in partnership with the Trust’s design team, Farrans developed proposals during the contractor mobilisation period where we identified cost savings and a number of added value opportunities. As with all construction projects on existing acute hospital sites, the management of dust, noise and vibration were key challenges to the project. We collaborated with the Trust’s Estates Dept and Infection Control team to develop an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) which set out the potential hazards and agreed control measures.

Social Value

We invest in the local communities in which we operate. During this project we provided:

  • 1516 weeks of paid employment opportunities
  • 58 Weeks Work Experience Opportunities
  • 12 Trials for Work

Our Community Business Partners worked closely with local schools, colleges and training organisations to deliver STEM and career workshops.

  • Careers in Construction Workshops: 470 individuals
  • Site Visits: 127 individuals
  • Farrans Safety Sam Workshops: 1,400 school children
  • Employability Skills Workshop: 100 individuals