Munster Rugby Grounds Redevelopment
We were appointed to design, manufacture and install the precast structural frame and terracing elements for the Thomond Park rugby grounds redevelopment.
Our in-house design team in conjunction with Exstrado Consulting Engineers proposed a precast alternative to the original steel frame design and the client accepted the proposal as the most economical advantageous tender.
Along with the obvious cost savings the benefits of using a precast solution also aided their decision:
- Enhanced fire resistance
- Paint/maintenance free
- Dampening characteristics of concrete subject to crowd load
- Ability to submit alternative designs at tender stage
- Achievable design, manufacture and construction programme
An important feature of the construction process was the clients requirement to maintain the ground as a working stadium. During the construction phase 3 Heineken Cup Matches were staged at Thomond Park without disruption to the client or the construction programme.
Along with the main grandstands, we also supplied a precast alternative to the west standing terrace – we finished our works on site on schedule and in time for the Heineken European Cup Games.
Precast Concrete Supplied:
- Raker beams
- Vomitory walls