This project involves a new single-storey extension and link to the Psychiatric Department at University Hospital Galway to provide a Psychiatric Observation & Assessment Unit.

The existing Psychiatric Department of University Hospital Galway consists of a number of single-storey, flat-roofed, mono-pitch and apex roofed buildings, which are connected by single-storey link corridors.

The new unit is similar to these and is a new single-storey flat-roofed building linked to the existing corridor of the Psychiatric Department.

As well as providing vital new accommodation the new Psychiatric Unit allows entrance into the secure gardens of the Psychiatric Department from the Dining/Sitting room and the main corridor.