Department of Health

Department of Health

Background Information

Sector: The Department of Health

Product Partner: Brand Rex Leviton

Installation Partner: iCom Technologies

The Department of Health is one of the state’s key government departments, providing leadership and policy direction for the health sector, as well as governance and oversight to ensure the provision of accountable and high quality health services throughout the country.

Having been based for many years in Hawkins House in Poolbeg Street the Department are relocating to Miesian Plaza, the former Bank of Ireland HQ at Lower Baggot Street with an overall floor area of 20,345 sq m (219,000 sq ft).

Challenges and Considerations

The Department of Health required the consolidation of all of their satellite offices into one central location. The scale of the new building, and the fact that it is a protected structure, made for a complex project involving multiple services being installed at the same time.

The installation required an extremely resilient network, capable of supporting existing high bandwidth demands with capacity for future growth, while ensuring robust risk management systems were in place.

Key Focus

OPW required a U/UTP structured cabling system of premium quality that could support the high bandwidth demands of applications running at Department of Health both today and into the future. Despite the size and complexity of the installation, OPW selection criteria were very simple. The OPW required a cabling system at the cutting edge of the latest ISO, TIA/EIA and IEEE standards. These requirements were met with the ¬first ever Brand-Rex 10GPlus UTP installation in Dublin with the OPW. The project was installed by a Brand-Rex local partner and supported by local distributor, RWL Advanced Solutions.


The results of this successful project were:

• The provision of a standardised infrastructure solution across all sections of the Department of Health.

• The implementation of a secure platform for all applications and processes.

• A reliable data system.

• A resilient and future-proofed risk management system.

John Montgomery of iCom Technologies said:

“The Department of Health had a requirement to consolidate all of their satellite offices into their new location at Miesian Plaza. This project was a complex one due to its scale and the building design, and as such we recommended Brand-Rex Leviton equipment with RWL Advanced Solutions as the best and most suitable for this project.”

Sean Kirby, RWL Advanced Solutions commented on the project:

“RWL & Brand-Rex Leviton have over 30 years’ experience working with the Office of Public Works and we were very excited to complete the first 10 G Class Ea installation in Dublin with the OPW.”