Work to start on National High Performance Centre and Campus Pavilion Building
Work will start on a national High Performance Centre at the Irish Institute of Sport after Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar signed off on the project.
The Centre will provide training, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning facilities for athletes in a new extension at the existing Irish Institute of Sport building at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
Athletes from a wide range of sports will be catered for including boxing and athletics. Dedicated facilities will include a running track, jumps area, performance analysis area, strength and conditioning facilities, rehabilitation and physiotherapy areas and a boxing area.
“I’m delighted that work can now start on the High Performance Centre. It represents the first stage of the new National Indoor Arena and will be completed in time to support our elite athletes in their preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio,” Minster Varadkar said. “The Institute of Irish Sport already offers unparalleled support for our elite athletes and these new facilities will expand the range of services available.”
Minister Varadkar also approved the start of work on a Campus Pavilion building, to accommodate changing facilities for the National Indoor Arena. Work on the High Performance Centre and Pavilion Building is expected to start in September for a nine month period, once the necessary procurement process has been conducted by the National Sports Campus Development Authority.
Welcoming the decision CEO of the National Sports Campus David Conway said ‘These facilities and with the construction of the National Indoor Arena will provide an excellent training and performance base for Irish athletes. Construction on the IISHPC and Campus Pavilion building will begin shortly so that they will assist athletes in their preparation for the 2016 Olympics games in Rio. ’
Irish Institute of Sport High Performance Centre (IISHPC
Campus Pavilion Building – dressing rooms and conference facilities
Irish Institute of Sport Building at the National Sports Campus