A publicity event to mark the start of construction of this project took place yesterday (11/09/12). The €8M project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, and will provide a sports building, GAA grass pitch, 400m running track and a 3G multipurpose pitch. Coady Partnership Architects are leading the design team, which has now been novated to the successful contractor, Tracey Brothers from Fermanagh.
On the engineering side, the challenge was to deliver a stable earthworks platform in the soft valley floor and this is being achieved by installing vertical (wick) drains and surcharging an area of approx 14,000 sq.m.
A view of the wick drains and the drainage/working platform is shown below.
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