National Indoor Arena Moves Forward in Dublin
The contract has been awarded for the construction of the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.
The contract for the National Indoor Arena has been awarded to Heron Buckingham JV, who in addition to completing numerous indoor sports facilities and stadia across Ireland and the UK, are also the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Casement Park in Belfast.
The National Indoor Arena will comprise:
- National Indoor Athletics Training Centre – including 200m track; 60m sprint track; 110m sprint track; throw, jump and pole-vault areas; permanent seating for 400 spectators which can be increased to 1,900 for key events
- National Gymnastics Training Centre – catering for all gymnastics disciplines
- National Indoor Training Centre – a multi-sport facility catering for over 20 sports in a variety of configurations; capable of being sub-divided into 3 separate areas; seating for 1,500 spectators
- Covered synthetic pitches with ancillary changing, strength & conditioning facilities etc.
HBJV have appointed Vanguardia Consulting to provide acoustic design services to the project.
It is intended to phase the construction of the Arena, with completion of the Athletics, Gymnastics and multi-sport facilities scheduled for November 2016.