BAM claims delay in design of Children’s Hospital facade will cost €45m

'No material change’ in design of hospital exterior, says development board as costs row continues with builder

BAM is understood to have lodged six claims in the region of €40 million with the children hospital’s board

A €45 million dispute has broken out between the board of the National Children’s Hospital and builder BAM Ireland, over an alleged delay in providing design information for the building’s exterior.

Only 20 per cent of the building has so far been completed with the hospital now unlikely to open its doors until 2024, two years behind its original schedule.

The full cost of the hospital has been estimated at €1.7 billion, although its board ...