Shortlisted: The Building & Architect of the Year Awards 2018

We’re delighted to share Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex is shortlisted in The Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2018 in the ‘Building of the Year – Public category’. The Awards night will take place on take place on Thursday, October 4th at The Round Room at The Mansion House, Dublin.

Derry Kearney, associate at Cundall, heads this year’s judging panel for the Awards and he has been highly impressed with the standard of entries:

“This was my first year as a judge for the Building and Architect of the Year Awards and it has been a great experience. All of the companies nominated are excelling in their respective fields and some stood out more than others. The entrants should all be so proud of what they’ve accomplished.”

View the full shortlist in this Irish Time feature.

Best of luck to our design team and all associated consultants!

TODD Architects design one of Europe’s top hospitals

The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Centre was officially opened on June 13 2018 by HRH Prince Charles last week, while simultaneously receiving the prestigious accolade of best Healthcare Design (Over 20,000 sqm) in this year’s European Healthcare Design Awards, as well as being Highly Commended in the Design for Health & Wellness category.

Designed by TODD Architects with Hall Black Douglas, the complex uniquely combines primary and acute care on a shared campus. The scheme was highly praised by the judging panel as an outstanding contemporary healthcare project, demonstrating high levels of sustainability and sensitive integration into its landscape setting, creating an efficient clinical environment, promoting service improvement and providing a supportive environment for staff, patients and their families.


Project director, Andrew Murray commented:

“This is fantastic recognition for the hospital, within an awards programme that seeks to raise the bar in healthcare design globally, where other category winners and commended projects included buildings as far a field as Holland, France, Germany, Denmark, USA and Australia.”


This award follows a host of recently accumulated accolades such as RIBA, RSUA, RICS, RIAI and Civic Trust Awards this year. These Awards are a well deserved mark of recognition for the commitment of the hard-working teams across the board, and also a celebration of the design collaboration and progressive vision of the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the local Omagh community.

For the full list of European Healthcare Award 2018 winners visit;

Two TODD Architects designed Healthcare schemes win RICS NI Awards

Thirty four impressive local schemes, representing best practice by professionals working in the built environment and providing benefit to communities, battled it out for top honours at the 2018 RICS Awards, Northern Ireland, which took place at the La Mon Hotel & Spa, Belfast on Friday 25 May 2018. There were a total of eight shortlisted categories – Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure. The Awards ceremony

We are very proud to share that two of our TODD Architects designed healthcare schemes won RICS NI Awards this year; Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex in the Design Through Innovation category and Enniskillen NI Ambulance Station in the Infrastructure category. Congratulations to all involved on both design teams.

Both winning projects were highly praised by the awarding judges on their innovative design approaches;

Design through Innovation – Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex. Judges praised the “revolutionary improvements in the efficient and holistic delivery of community carer services at a single location” and the “feel good factor” it had created for the local community.

Infrastructure – Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Station, Enniskillen. Judges of the awards said the new station was “ground breaking, innovative and representative of how future stations will be”.

“The eight exciting winning schemes are all having an extremely positive impact on their local communities. The teams behind them have worked tirelessly and with incredible vision to create projects which provide tremendous benefit across areas as diverse and important as healthcare, education, housing, the workplace and tourism. 
Through collaborating with other professionals, local surveyors have shown that they have the talent to deliver exemplary and in many cases world-class built projects.”

Michael Hannaway,
Chair of the RICS Awards Northern Ireland judging panel.


All RICS NI category winners will go on to compete with other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November 2018 in London, for the chance to win the overall UK winner in their respective category.

More info on the winning RICS NI Awards projects :

Awards Brochure:

Double Success at RSUA / RIBA Awards 2018

We are thrilled to share that two of our shortlisted schemes; Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex and the Main Site Tower and Peter Froggatt Centre at Queens University Belfast won prestigious accolades at the RSUA / RIBA Northern Ireland Awards on Friday 18th May.

Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex won a RSUA Design award trophy and the Integration of Art Award, along with the RIBA NI Award for Design.

QUB Main Site Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre won both a RSUA Design award trophy and a RIBA NI Award for Design.

Congratulations to both design teams, all consultants, the clients and everyone involved!