Modular skylights to maximise the positive effects of daylight upon patient welfare


140 modules of the VELUX Modular Skylight system have been installed at the new Wicklow Hospice at Magheramore, Ireland, providing ventilation, thermal comfort and natural light.

Wicklow Hospice Foundation appointed Martin Noone Architects, from Dún Laoghaire, to undertake the design of this section 38 facility, which was completed in January 2020 and accommodates 15 in-patient bedrooms, a number of treatment rooms, cafe, shop and an oratory, plus management and office suites.

Critical to the design of this healthcare facility was the need to harness the positive benefits of natural daylight and create an environment that would be sensitive to the needs of patients, nursing staff and visitors alike.

To find out more about the importance of daylight in the healthcare sector, please read the full case study here