TOBIN partners with the GAA for Connacht Centre of Excellence.
TOBIN provided multidisciplinary services for this state-of-the-art facility for Connacht GAA where works were completed over 3 separate phases. Phase 1 included the construction of 5 sand-topped pitches, a 3G synthetic pitch and a 2.2km running track. Phase 2 comprised of the construction of a 2000m² clubhouse and phase 3 involved the construction of a new indoor training facility, associated parking and landscaping.
The main building comprises a gym, a functional movement room, an analysis suite, two physio rooms, six dressing rooms, referees’ rooms and storage facilities. The administrative and community orientated amenities include administrative headquarters, six offices, meeting rooms, boardrooms and a full catering kitchen. Connacht GAA determined that Phase 3 should focus on the creation of an indoor facility large enough to accommodate a full size GAA pitch that can transform into a venue for exhibitions, concerts and conferences. The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is the focal point for all GAA matches in Connacht. The state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facilities will have a significantly positive impact on the players, coaches and referees’ welfare and club development.
TOBIN Consulting Engineers were delighted to come on board with the Connacht GAA in recent years to design a new Centre of Excellence to service the region from a base in Bekan, strategically positioned at the province’s centre point in Co. Mayo. Working closely with the Council members, TOBIN were able to push the boundaries on innovative design concepts while at the same time retaining the 114 years of Connacht GAA tradition in terms of their vision for our national games.
Services provided by TOBIN Consulting Engineers on this project: