AtkinsRéalis and Faithful+Gould provided full multidisciplinary construction consultancy services for the project from concept design stage in 2002 through to handover 2013. The initial feasibility study involved budgets costs for a master plan for a sporting centre of excellence located between the twin towns of Ballybofey and Stranolar in the Finn Valley in Co. Donegal.
The construction project recently handed over involved the doubling in size of the existing Finn Valley Athletic Club to create Finn Valley Leisure Centre by adding a 2,500 m2 extension which incorporates a new 5 lane 25 m main pool together with a children’s and toddler pool and a spa facility, 300 m2 changing village, gym and fitness area, new entrance and enhanced reception area. A sustainable approach was adopted by the designers for the building energy systems which included a new biomass boiler and future provision for solar power. The external works included the realignment of the adjacent Railway Road, a new car park and bus parking area and external landscaping. The works were phased to maintain the existing numerous sporting and social facilities of the existing athletic club during construction.
AtkinsRéalis provided a whole range of multidiscipline technical skills to this project including; Architectural and Interior Design, Structural and Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Masterplanning, Landscape Architecture, Fire Engineering, Health & Safety and Project Management.