Scott Tallon Walker

HEALTH Minister, Dr James Reilly today announced the first phase opening of the new €284 million Mater Campus Hospital Development which is designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in conjunction with YRM. The hospital’s glass-fronted main entrance on the North Circular Road and its outpatients department were on display and will be open to the public in six weeks time. Completion of final works will be in May of 2013.

Irish Times - New Mater hospital section unveiled

Herald - Mater prepares to show off first stage of €284m revamp

Business Post - The new Mater hospital: green and tech-driven

Independent - First phase opening of €284m new Mater adult hospital announced

The new emergency department, 444-space underground car park, operating theatres, intensive care unit, radiology and 120 single en suite rooms will be rolled out in the second phase, between July and December 2012. By the end of the year the hospital will also have the country’s first out patients “self-registration” check-in service. The development will result in reduced waiting times for theatre, outpatient and accident and emergency services and will provide increased privacy, dignity and comfort for patients, according to hospital management. And the addition of 100 per cent single rooms will benefit cardiothoracic, orthopaedic-spinal and oncology patients and will play a significant role in fighting the spread of infection.

RTE Player - The first patients attended outpatient clinics at the new Mater Hospital yesterday - Skip to 31.40

Mater Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brian Conlan, noted: “This is a great day for all our patients and staff. We now have state-of-the-art, eco-friendly accommodation and facilities, creating a perfect environment for delivery of top class care to our patients provided by the best professionals in the business.”

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are very proud to have been appointed to design this prestigious project which has been a successful collaboration with all others involved the client, planning authority, design team and contractors. We very much hope that this development will be well received by the public, patients and dedicated staff of the Mater Hospital.

Photos coutesy of MCO Projects


In conjunction with Architizer and Architectural Record, AIDS Memorial Park launched a design competition, chaired by Michael Arad the designer of the the National September 11 Memorial, to generate ideas for the memorial park design. Yin Mau Ooi's competition entry was the runner up of 475 teams from around the world who submitted designs to create a new neighborhood park and meaningful memorial.

Mau, who was born and raised in Malaysia, graduated from University of South Australia School of Architecture and is currently working at Scott Tallon Walker Architects.

Judges Comments:

A number of entries featured submerged exhibition spaces and sunken courtyards, but few were as simple and serene as Ooi Yin Mau’s “forest.” A flight of stairs descends from the park’s southeast corner, landing at the foot of a shallow pool hugging against the east wall. A second pool runs along the northern edge of the site, narrowing at it terminates at the northwest corner. The two pools frame a small memorial space that sits under the robust forest at ground level.

Architects Comments:

The architect graciously accepted the jury’s commendation, saying: ”It is a great honor for me to be a runner-up in this competition. I was initially shocked by the scale of AIDS crisis in New York, in which over 100,000 lives were taken away in three decades. My design is mainly about memories and hope; these experiences are universal. It is part of our life, and our driving force to move forward. I hope my design will touch the heart of many. I feel extremely proud to be part of this competition, and I am grateful to the organizer and all involved.”


Scott Tallon Walker have been retained by the International Contracting Company ABV Rock Group to work with them on the delivery of a 10,000m2 Nanotechnology Research Building at the Riyadh Techno Valley (RTV) development, which is part of the overall King Saud University Campus in Riyadh.

Scott Tallon Walker are designing the laboratories and adapting the existing concept design to work as a nanotechnology research facility with integrated structure servicing and research concepts accommodated in a highly futuristic circular building plan form.

The building, which has commenced on site, will be completed in 2013 and will be known as the KAIN Building (King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology).

Picture Caption: Dr Zeid A. Alothman Deputy Dean of the King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology pictured signing off the Laboratory Layouts for KAIN with Peter Dudley and Charles Julienne of Scott Tallon Walker.


Scott Tallon Walker Architects are appointed to design the new office building for Apple next to their existing plant in Cork city. Apple has had operations in Cork's Holyhill since 1980 and currently employs 2,800 people in the city. It was the company's first base established outside of the U.S. The new office building will cater for the expansion of Apple's business in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The company plans to increase its workforce in the city by 500 to support growing business across Europe. Further information will be available shortly on this exciting project.

RTE News - Apple promises 500 new jobs for Cork.

Irish Times - Apple to create 500 jobs in Cork.

Reuters - Apple announces 500 new jobs in Ireland.

Apple Insider - Apple expanding operations in Europe, will create 500 jobs in Cork, Ireland.


Award winning practice Scott Tallon Walker Architects with Edward Williams Architects & Tsoi Kobus & Associates have been appointed for the development of a £250m scheme for University College London Hospitals.

The central London project will incorporate the world’s most advanced form of radiotherapy, Proton Beam Therapy, after the government today announced up to £250 million of funding to bring this innovative technology to the UK.

Building Design Magazine - Architect appointed for £250 million radiotherapy unit.

The joint proposal with The Christie Hospital in Manchester, will offer the first PBT service in the UK, allowing unparalleled access for patients and their families from all over the UK. Around 1,500 patients will be treated with Proton Beam Therapy, every year.

The UK service will bring together some of the world’s leading specialists in complex cancers. Together, UCLH & The Christie will see more children and teenagers with cancer than almost any other centre in the world, and more adults with brain cancers than any other centre in the UK.

UCLH Proton Beam Therapy fly through video.

The two trusts will also be able to drive forward research into what remains a relatively new treatment. In addition the proposed scheme will incorporate clinical space for other Hospital departments as part of the overall development

University London College Hospital - Proton Beam Therapy coming to UCLH.

Sky News - Energy Beams To Zap Cancer Coming To UK.

Department of Health - Centres selected to host cutting-edge cancer services. - Irish architects score major London project.

Better Building Healthcare - £250m centre brings Proton Beam Therapy to the UK. - Proton therapy avoids a lot of the side-effects.


Scott Tallon Walker Architects are delighted to have been appointed by the Cork County GAA Board to provide architectural services for the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium, Cork as a Centre of Excellence.

Our appointment includes a project masterplan study for the entire grounds and environs and the detail design of Phase 1 of the development which provides a 2 tier covered stand replacing the existing covered stand.

The new stand will increase the capacity from 43,500 to 45,000 persons.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects were the joint Architects with Populous for the redevelopment of Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin.

The Design Team includes:

  • Project Manager: Malachy Walsh and Partners
  • Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Architects
  • Engineering Consultants: Malachy Walsh and Partners
  • Planning Consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds
  • Quantity Surveyor: Michael Barrett Partnership


New Páirc will be second only to Croker, says Cork GAA chairman

Cork GAA News - Proposed Re-development of Páirc Uí Chaoimh


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