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Plans Lodged for the First Step of the New Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan

Proposals for the Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan have been unveiled by Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Plans have since been submitted for the construction of a National Velodrome and Badminton Arena in Dublin 15. This will be the first of several developments that will make up the overall campus.

The Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan will involve the construction of athlete accommodation, workplaces, cultural buildings, and major new sports facilities. These multiple developments will together establish a campus that can be an international centre for sporting excellence.

The submission of plans to build the National Velodrome and Badminton Arena marks the beginning of the Sport Ireland Campus development. The development will be 19.6 metres at its tallest point and will include two sporting areas: Ireland’s first indoor velodrome track (250m) and 12 badminton courts. These will be accompanied by the relevant changing rooms, medical and emergency rooms, areas for offices, and a further section dedicated to strength and conditioning.

Around 1,000 permanent spectator seats will be constructed with scope for a further 2,500 temporary seats for non-cycling and badminton sporting events. 

Outside, there will be a plaza area that will surround the scheme and include the “cycling walk of fame”. The site will also allow for a potential future cyclo-cross course to the North and a BMX track to the East, should the facility expand.

Car, bicycle, and coach parking will be available on-site.

Minister Jack Chambers has stated that the construction of the Velodrome is expected to commence in Quarter 3 of 2023 at an estimated cost of €60 million. Funding for the overall masterplan will be delivered on an annual basis through sports capital and budgetary funding.

CGI Consultants, 3D Design Bureau, produced 3D planning solutions for the planning of the National Velodrome and Badminton Arena. We produced verified view montages, architectural CGIs and Interior CGIs which were submitted as part of the planning application submitted to Fingal County Council.

National Velodrome and Badminton ArenaFull Project Details:

Project Name: National Velodrome and Badminton Arena

Project Type: Community and Sports Clubs & Grounds

Site Location: The National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Co. Dublin.

Stage: Plans Submitted

Planning Documents: Planning Documents

Planning Authority: Fingal County Council

Reference for Planning: FW22A/0166

Architectural CGI of proposed Velodrome for Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan
Architectural CGI of proposed Velodrome for Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan

Development Team:

Promoter: Sport Ireland is the authority tasked with the development of sport in Ireland. This includes participation in sport, high performance sport, anti-doping and coaching. 

Architect: Faulkner Browns Architects are a creative, international design studio experienced in making buildings and places where people do better.

Project Managers: Cogent Associates are an international project management and cost management consultancy firm, providing a full range of management and specialist property related services.

Planning Consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK.

Landscape Consultant: LDA Design offer a variety of services including Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning, Planning and Environmental Planning.

Transport Consultant: Transport Insights is an Irish based transport planning consultancy innovative, effective and deliverable transport related advice and solutions.

Development Information Source: Construction Information Services provide comprehensive, reliable, timely, and verified real time business intelligence to the construction sector.

CGI Consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.

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