Scott Tallon Walker

Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Redevelopment



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2012 - 2017
Cork, Ireland

GAA Cork County Board

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards / Engineering Project of the Year

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In January 2012, Scott Tallon Walker Architects were appointed by the Cork County Board of the GAA as architects and master planners for the remodelling of the 43,500 spectator capacity stadium at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, in Cork, which is Ireland’s second city. The project includes for the creation of a permanent home for the county football, camogie and hurling teams, with a Centre of Excellence as the heart of the scheme.  

The original stadium was built in 1976. In 2011, following on from negotiations with the City of Cork, the Cork County Board of the GAA decided to proceed with the upgrading of the stadium to maintain its position as a premier sporting venue – a project that included the doubling of the footprint of their existing site. The new complex is designed to integrate within the new linear park (Marina Park) being developed by Cork City Council along the banks of the River Lee.

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The project includes:

  • The total redevelopment of the south stand to provide modern players facilities – changing rooms, a gym, medical facilities and player welfare facilities, as well as 13,000 covered seats, corporate and media facilities, a museum and new offices for the CCB.
  • The reconfiguring and partial rebuilding of the east, west and north stands to provide improved sightlines, updated welfare facilities, as well as easier access.
  • The provision of a new all-weather playing pitch and associated spectator facilities to the south of the stadium.
  • The provision of a permeable public realm route through the complex, on axis with the main thoroughfare of the Marian Park Masterplan