AtkinsRéalis provided the PSDP for the Enabling Works Project and Main Contract for the construction of a new sports complex, including a 50m swimming pool.
– €50 million sports and fitness complex, which includes the State’s third Olympic-specification swimming pool
– The UCD Sport Fitness student centre also includes a tournament-grade debating chamber named after the late taoiseach Garret FitzGerald
– It is a 11,000sq m building.
– The 10-lane 50-metre pool at the centre of the complex includes adjustable floors to alter depth and a dividing wall for split usage.
– A sauna, steam room, tepidarium and jacuzzi are included, as well as a shallow pool for toddlers. Changing rooms and shower facilities are to a high standard, with separate areas for students and members of the public.
– Overlooking the pool is a 150-piece gym, a spinning room and a dance studio with floating floor.
– The complex also includes a 90-seat cinema, student offices, meeting rooms and a 125-seat theatre. Also has a yellow radio studio.
It’s a new age in leisure provision; the standards and spec are the highest in the country.