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Children’s Hospital designers paid more after ‘omissions’ hike costs by €20m

The absence of certain features from the hospital has been cited as one of the reasons why its budget has almost trebled from €637 million to €1.7 billion

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
27th January, 2019

The design team for the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin 8 are to receive increased fees after presiding over €20 million of “design omissions”.

The absence of certain features from the hospital has been cited as one of the reasons why its budget has almost trebled from €637 million to €1.7 billion.

However, the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board has confirmed that the design team hired on a lump sum contract are...

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