Thomond Park Stadium

Munster Rugby Grounds Redevelopment

We were appointed to design, manufacture and install the precast structural frame and terracing elements for the Thomond Park rugby grounds redevelopment.

Our in-house design team in conjunction with Exstrado Consulting Engineers proposed a precast alternative to the original steel frame design and the client accepted the proposal as the most economical advantageous tender.

Along with the obvious cost savings the benefits of using a precast solution also aided their decision:

  • Enhanced fire resistance
  • Paint/maintenance free
  • Dampening characteristics of concrete subject to crowd load
  • Ability to submit alternative designs at tender stage
  • Achievable design, manufacture and construction programme

An important feature of the construction process was the clients requirement to maintain the ground as a working stadium. During the construction phase 3 Heineken Cup Matches were staged at Thomond Park without disruption to the client or the construction programme.

Along with the main grandstands, we also supplied a precast alternative to the west standing terrace – we finished our works on site on schedule and in time for the Heineken European Cup Games.

Precast Concrete Supplied:

  • Raker beams
  • Terracing
  • Columns
  • Stairs
  • Vomitory walls

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Client

IRFU

Contractor

PJ Hegarty