Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects

Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects

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  • Architects: ABK Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1600.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs Photographs: Paul Tierney, Robin Wallace
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ballymount, Bidcon Construction, GO Play
  • Client: Tipperary County Council
  • Civil And Structural Engineers: Punch Consulting Engineers
  • Environmental Consultants: Homan O’Brien Associates
  • Cost Consultants: AECOM Limerick
  • Landscape Architects: Stephen Diamond Architects
  • Main Contractor: P.J. McLoughlin, Sons Ltd.
  • Value: €2.25 million
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© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

Text description provided by the architects. The existing building had been developed over the years since an external swimming ‘tank’ was enclosed with a simple portal frame building in the 1960s. It is located on an ‘island’ site defined by the River Nenagh and an overflow channel adjacent to the Dublin railway line embankment on the outskirts of Nenagh.

© Robin Wallace
© Robin Wallace
Site Plan
Site Plan
© Robin Wallace
© Robin Wallace

The project involved the renewal and reorientation of the building to address the new park to the east and the creation of an entrance that reconciled the different functions of Swimming with Gymnasium and Aerobics.

© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

The reception was located centrally with views through to the pool and access to wet changing and dry changing on either side. The old changing rooms were remodelled into a modern changing village. A new aerobics suite and the extended gym now look out over the parkland. A jacuzzi and sauna suite were introduced. Internal finishes were upgraded and the pool tank was completely retiled.

© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

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Address: Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

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Cite: "Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects " 29 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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