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Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects

  • 02:00 - 29 July, 2016
Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects
Nenagh Leisure Centre and Town Park / ABK Architects  , © Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

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  • 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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