This state of the art centre has been selected by the Irish Football Association as a venue for the implement their Elite Performance football school. The new Sports Pavilion & 3G Gaelic Pitch (incorporating 2 soccer pitches) was delivered for Dungannon Integrated College (Client) in collaboration with the Education Authority & DENI. The facilities include a new 480m2 Spots Hall / 100m2 Gym / changing rooms for indoor and outdoor sports / media and teaching classrooms all delivered in 1 phase adjacent to the existing school which remained fully operational throughout construction. The resultant split level design resolved existing site levels to provide universal access to the full range of sports facilities for all participants.
The incredible success of this scheme exemplifies how modest schemes which embrace elite performance requirements and local community involvement can provide an exemplar facility which reaches far beyond its original brief. It demonstrates how accessible modern sports provision which are a fundamental requirement of most schools accommodation can be harnessed to provide a 24/7 fully utilised community based sports facility. We have further examples of this successful arrangement witin our Primary and Second level College portfolio.