The healthcare fit out specialist

8 Aug , 2018  

Healthcare fit outs are an extremely specialist service and should only be performed by companies with the right level of expertise, knowledge and experience in this area.

Simon Bernard Ltd perfectly fits the bill because they completely guarantee that their healthcare fit out team completely fulfils all these requirements.

With Andy Skelly and his sons, Jonathan, Gavin and Ian at the helm, family-run Simon Bernard Limited is an established company with over 30 years’ experience in the construction and medical-healthcare sector, providing a comprehensive professional service for all building, maintenance and emergency requirements.

The company has a proven track record in the construction industry and have worked within many of Ireland’s most recognisable organisations, including the HSE, OPW, St James, The Coombe, Beaumount, The Mater, Meteor, Irish Life, UCD, IFSC House, La Touche House and many other large and small companies.

Simon Bernard Limited provide not only a thoroughly professional service but also a personal one in which they work closely with clients and architects to ensure projects are delivered on budget and on time.

They are regarded as healthcare fit out specialists to the medical sector and their areas of expertise include hospitals, private doctor surgeries, dental surgeries and pharmaceutical companies.

Their highly professional healthcare fit out service includes reception areas, office ceilings, false ceilings, office interiors, medical records departments and mezzanine floors.

Simon Bernard Ltd are very much aware of the sensitivities and concerns associated with healthcare projects.

With an in-depth knowledge gleaned from working on many different healthcare fit out projects in many hospitals and private clinics, large and small, you can be very confident that their team have the right level of expertise to understand the importance of noise control, site cleanliness, budget control and finishing your healthcare fit out project on time.

Their expert, knowledgeable and professional approach has led to many of their high profile healthcare clients, such as the HSE, retain them for repeat projects and helps to explain why they emerged successful from the recent National Maternity Hospital Foundation alterations tendering process.

“It involves the installation of new flooring, medical units and medical sinks to bring it up to clinical specifications,” replied Simon Bernard Ltd’s General Manager Jonathan Skelly when asked what the Holles Street project entails from their perspective.

“We started on site there at the end of January while we also have other projects currently on the go at The Mater and The Coombe as well as various other jobs directly with the HSE.

“We just finished a project with Tusla in Drogheda while we are in the running to get a similar one in Navan.”

Jonathan added: “We also do office partition, office and shop fit-outs but healthcare is very much our main focus at the moment and, thankfully, there appears to be a constant supply of work coming on stream. We are very busy and have jobs going on everywhere at the moment.”

It was by accident rather than design that Simon Bernard Ltd evolved into a renowned Healthcare fit out specialist.

“Initially, our company specialised in office fit-outs and residential work before falling into healthcare and we haven’t fallen out of it since! There is, as you would expect, a much great quality of work needed in this sector with far greater specs required.”

Simon Bernard Ltd have forged long lasting business relationships with their healthcare clients because of their very high standard of workmanship, professional approach and their reliable ability to get the project finished exactly to the client’s specifications.

They recently added two new members of staff to their payroll, bringing their total number of employees to twelve, and Jonathan doesn’t rule out the prospect of that figure going up in the not too distant future.

“If things continue the way they are going that is a possibility, particularly with regard to tradesmen. Everyone is finding it hard to get suitably qualified tradesmen so that is a challenge within the industry.”

Is Jonathan confident that the current upward trend in the construction industry will continue?

“I think so but you can never be too sure but it’s an industry that has experienced a lot of ups and downs. That said, everyone appears to be busy at the moment. There is no one standing around with their hands on their hips and that’s the name of the game. In general, the construction sector seems to be moving in the right direction.”

Give Jonathan and the Simon Bernard Ltd team a call now on 01-451 4002 and they will be delighted to discuss your healthcare fit out requirements.

They pride themselves on offering a professional and personal service at all times.

Simon Bernard Ltd Construction Services

Greenhills Business Park,


Dublin 24

Tel: 01 4514002

Fax: 01 4513805

Website: www.simonbernard.ie

Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, April/May 2018, Vol 4 No 4