FaulknerBrowns gets the go-ahead for Irish sports campus velodrome

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Fingal County Council has approved plans for a 14,850m² badminton center and indoor velodrome (Ireland’s first) Newcastle driving range.

FaulknerBrowns said the 250m cycle track venue will serve as a landmark within the 195ha Sports Ireland campus. announced design in November.

The masterplan includes new athlete accommodation, workspaces and cultural buildings that, when completed, will sit alongside sporting venues and the headquarters of sporting bodies such as the Irish Olympic Federation.

Overhauling the campus through various building projects will take 15 to 20 years. A cycle track and badminton center are part of the early stages of a project supported by the Irish government.

In practice, the velodrome design features a curved metal cladding that surrounds the arena “in a continuous ribbon reminiscent of cycling components”. There are permanent spectator seats.

Space for an additional 2,500 temporary seats for non-sporting events will also be considered, creating a café, changing rooms, offices, training facility, bike storage and rentals below the track level.

Faulkner Browns partner Mike Hall said:

FaulknerBrowns Architects are behind the masterplan of Dublin’s Sports Ireland campus

Source: Faulkner Browns

Last year FaulknerBrowns said the plan would establish a new “Irish sporting home” that would benefit local residents with access to the campus.

This practice indicates that the project’s improved public transport, sustainable drainage system and proposed use of renewable energy will help achieve the goal set by the Irish government of net zero emissions by 2050. Said it helps.

FaulknerBrowns has a history on the sports commission, including previously working at the Zuiderpark sports campus in The Hague, Netherlands. derby arenaa 5,000-seat velodrome and badminton center.

Construction on the velodrome and badminton center is expected to begin by early 2024.

Ireland based practice McCullough Malvin Architects plans to renovate a 19th-century building on the same campus.

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