Huge support for the sports complex plans at Markievicz

Huge support for the sports complex plans at Markievicz

By Maurice Garvey

A REPORT on proposed Part 8 works for a sports changing complex at Markievicz Park was passed unanimously by members at the recent Dublin South Central area meeting.

Dublin City Council has commissioned Dorman Architects to develop a design for the refurbishment of the changing rooms in Markievicz Park, and the construction of a new single story extension to the O’Hogan Road side at the park.

Markievicz Park plans 12102017

Proposed works are for the general refurbishment and extension to the existing building in order to upgrade the existing facilities, and provide additional changing facilities, showers and toilets.

Current changing rooms are over 25 years old and in need of total refurbishment – whilst the building is dark with outdated facilities and not universally accessible.

 Mechanical and electrical services are also not compatible with current standards.

Upgrade and extension works are set to include fully accessible changing rooms with shower and toilet, disabled male and female toilet facilities, two refurbished and two new changing rooms with two communal showers, and a referee changing room.

It is proposed that construction will commence in early 2018 with a construction period of approximately five months.

DCC’s Culture, Recreation and Economic Services intend to submit a Part 8 in early October 2017.

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