Urban redevelopment at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin
The Mater Stop Box was part of a transport plan to provide an underground station beneath the proposed forecourt of the new Mater Adult Hospital associated with the Metro North scheme: a combined underground and surface light rail service linking Dublin City centre with Dublin Airport. Rubicon were commissioned to undertake a series of archaeological investigations at the site in advance of the works. Our investigations revealed a residential 19th century water supply (wooden water pipe within a limestone-built culvert, associated with a group of buildings depicted in this location on the 1st edition OS map of 1837). These remains were excavated in advance of the piling and bulk excavation programme associated with the proposed development.