REDEVELOPMENT work at Bushy Park addiction treatment centre is to commence in the first quarter of next year, the HSE have confirmed.
Under the HSE’s 2021 Capital Plan, it was announced that the existing facilities in Bushy Park would be replaced by a fit for purpose residential addiction treatment service as part of a €1.89m investment. Full planning permission has been secured for the works.
An update was sought on the timeline of the project going to tender by Clare TD, Joe Carey (FG) in Dáil Éireann recently. “This project has the benefit of full planning permission and will consist of a single story extension to be added to the main house with additional bedroom accommodation, social spaces, a kitchen and offices, “he outlined.
Deputy Carey added, “The project is currently at pre-tender stage and it’s important that approval is granted without delay to enable the re-development to move forward to tender stage. There is a noted growing demand for residential addiction spaces and this proposed re-development is crucial in order to cater for this need”.
HSE National Director Capital and Estates, Jim Curran confirmed that the redevelopment has full planning permission. “The detailed design has been completed and the shortlisting of contractors in line with national procurement requirements is now complete,” he stated.
“Permission to proceed to tender has been granted and we anticipate that the works will be tendered and contractor appointed in Quarter 1 of 2022. This will allow time for the decanting of residents into alternative accommodation, which is planned to commence in the coming months and which is required to allow the works to commence. Funding to contractually commit to the construction contract has been provided in the HSE capital plan for the project in 2022,” Mr Curran added.