Athlone IT New Multi-Sports Facility

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The development consists of a two and a half storey Multi-Sports facility, 12,343m2 in area and 17.15 metres in height.

It comprises of an indoor athletic track & field auditorium with a 200m banked running track and spectator seating for 1500 people and an elevated athlete warm-up area with an 80m sprint track. The facility also consists of a separate multipurpose indoor sports auditorium with spectator seating for 1500 people, an outdoor spectator stand, changing room facilities, gymnasium and high performance training rooms, medical centre and support rooms, staff rooms, offices and café/restaurant. Potential for 3,500 spectators in concert setting.
The facility also includes a 160 space semi-basement car park which together with the plant room is 5,020 m2 in area.
Works carried out on the grounds of Athlone IT – a live campus environment. Connections to existing campus services, e.g. rainwater harvesting.
The project involved the complete mechanical services installation of the heating chilled water, ventilation, water services, BMS controls, soils and wastes and gas services installations. Rainwater harvesting connections to existing campus services.

Sub-Contractor – Mechanical Building Services Installation

Complete new mechanical services installation for the basement, ground, first floor and roof, which comprised of the following:

  • Identification of existing service links and ensuring designated areas were kept live throughout the contract
  • Installation of LTHW Heating
  • Chilled Water Services
  • Domestic Water Services
  • Mains Water Services
  • Ventilation
  • Split Air Cooling Systems
  • Soils and Wastes
  • Gas Services
  • Fire Safety Systems
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • Lead Services Coordinator for the project responsible for production of services drawings

The building incorporates all accepted passive and sustainable technology, including rainwater harvesting, high degrees of insulation. The main athletics arena is naturally lit to reduce running cost, with lights used rarely. The auditoriums are naturally ventilated. The preferred ambient temperature of a sports centre – 16 degrees, facilitates lowest possible energy use for a building of this type.

Project Details
Value €985k
Handover Date February 2013

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