The project involved the construction of a new Community Building located on the outskirts of Galway City. It includes Sports Hall, Theatre facility, Community Group Rooms, Changing and Staff rooms. It also incorporates the refurbishment of an existing changing room building and assimilates this into the overall design.

ABK acted for Galway City Council, producing the detail design and became Technical Adviser and Employer’s Representative at Construction stage of the Design and Build contract.

Translucent glass channel glazing provides generous natural lighting to the sports hall while acoustic panels punctuate the wall with colour. Natural ventilation is provided via special roof cowls and wall louvres. The building accommodates spectators internally as well as providing terrace viewing over the adjacent football pitches.

Photographs by Paul Tierney