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Sport Ireland Campus masterplan launched

Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan Launched Faulknerbrowns Architects Lh

The Government of Ireland endorsed our masterplan vision for the development of the Sport Ireland Campus in western Dublin.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin recently unveiled the proposals, which incorporate athlete accommodation, workplaces, cultural buildings and major new sports facilities, including plans for Ireland’s first indoor velodrome.

The masterplan aims to create a new home of Irish sport, combining high-performance sport with cultural uses and community facilities. By providing a framework for the delivery of sports facilities and infrastructure over the next 15-20 years, the plans will establish the campus as an international centre for sporting excellence.

Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan Launched Faulknerbrowns Architects L

At the heart of the campus, hospitality and support for visiting and local athletes will sit alongside new workplaces to create a lively and social ‘sports village’. The new workplaces will bring together Sport Ireland, the Olympic Federation of Ireland, Paralympics Ireland and national governing bodies in a shared and collaborative home for sports governance.

One of the first major sports facilities proposed is a National Velodrome and Badminton Centre, which will be Ireland’s first indoor velodrome track, combining both high-performance and community facilities. Our proposals for the velodrome were recently submitted to Fingal County Council for approval, with a decision expected in the coming weeks.

Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan Launched National Velodrome Badminton Centre Faulknerbrowns Architects Lh
National Velodrome and Badminton Centre

‘We are delighted to see this endorsement for Sport Ireland’s vision for transformation. The project brings together our passion for both placemaking and elite sport to create a new kind of campus, with collaborative workplaces and new cultural buildings alongside major sporting venues. The campus will truly be the home of Irish sport, but also a resource for local people to exercise, socialise and enjoy nature.’

- Niall Durney, partner

'The Sport Ireland Campus Masterplan Vision sets out ambitious goals for the coming years and it will be exciting to see them being reached, improving what is already a world leading location for sport. We are very grateful to the Government for their ongoing commitment to sport and it is heartening to know that they are aware of the many benefits that involvement in sport brings. We are also extremely grateful to FaulknerBrowns for all of their hard work in helping to bring this vision to life.’

- Una May, Sport Ireland CEO

Read the full masterplan vision document here