Strong Progress on NI Hospice Project

Works are progressing well at the new NI Hospice at Somerton House, Belfast. Michael Nugent is providing mechanical and electrical services for this incredible new facility.


The main structure is up and things are taking shape at NI Hospice’s Somerton House, Belfast. This widely anticipated project involves the complete refurbishment of the existing hospice and construction of a large new facility.

Michael Nugent is providing mechanical and electrical installations at this soon-to-be-stunning development. From heating and plumbing supplies – to mains power, lighting, cabling, ventilation and medical gas lines – we’ve designed the most innovative M&E solutions. Our works are in close keeping with the highly modern finish determined for this advanced palliative care facility.

With two spacious storeys, the centre will boast 18 en-suite bedrooms. These will be comfortable and private, yet capable of facilitating vital medical procedures. The hospice will also offer quiet rooms; gardens; activity areas; a day hospice; an outpatients department and physiotherapy, occupational therapy and chaplaincy services.

As well as care for the terminally ill, education will also be at the forefront of the centre’s purposes. The upper floor will provide a library, lecture theatre and study spaces to equip staff with the resources for medical research into life-limiting diseases.

Though the majority of funds have been secured for the project, Northern Ireland Hospice continues to raise money through their ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign. The charity hopes to get a further £2.1m to reach an overall total of £13m.

NI Hospice as helped thousands of people over the years and this impressive new development will dramatically increase their capacity to meet the needs of the terminally ill, both now and in the future.

Find out how you can contribute to the Somerton House appeal.