Landscaping work is planned to create a new ‘Fatima’ entrance to St James’s Hospital. A new southern entrance gate to the hospital complex was developed as part of the Mercer Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) building, which opened in 2016. A formal link to Fatima Luas stop and Herberton was included in the plan, however its final design became tied up in the process to develop a wider masterplan for the linear park that runs along the Luas allignment from Basin Lane to Suir Bridge.
With the design phase of St James’s Linear Park masterplan now complete, attention turns to delivery of the project over coming years, largely by way of a series of smaller projects. The entrance area to St James’s Hospital is the first element of the wider parkland project. A further phase of work will take place in 2022 to develop the links into the park from the National Children’s Hospital at Rialto. And consideration is now being given to how other elements will be built.
The masterplan for St James’s Linear Park, which has been developed by Dublin City Council Parks & Landscaping Services with the assistance of Áit Urbanism + Landscape will be on public display shortly and further rounds of consultations are planned.
The planned work at Fatima includes paved areas, soft landscaping and trees, new seating, cycle racks and lighting.