Project Description:
The Construction of Millennium Stand at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit presented challenges of a substantial nature. Demolishing the old stand after the August Races and handing over a technically complex new stand 11 months later was not easy. The exposed site presented its’ own challenges during windy winter construction. The work was a Construction Excellence Award nominee. The structures involved R.C., Structural Steel and precast concrete elements. The level of services was very high with communications facilities, substantial HVAC installations, viewing terrace for 8,000 people, a second floor seating balcony for 2,000 people, bars, restaurants, tote facilities, toilet facilities, etc. on all three levels with the Panoramic Restaurant at the top.

Client: Galway Race Committee

Architect: Ove Arup Partnership

Reference Contact: Steve Cunningham & Associates

Project Value: circa €10 million

Project Size: circa 4,165 m2

Project Duration: 11 Months