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Ireland’s first indoor velodrome approved

The venue will be capable of hosting national and international cycling and badminton events (Credit: FaulknerBrowns)

Proposals to build a new National Velodrome and Badminton Centre on the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin have been granted planning approval.

The venue is set to become Ireland’s first indoor velodrome track and will include both elite performance and community facilities. The new centre includes a 250m cycle track, with 12 badminton courts within the infield and around 1,000 permanent seats for spectators.

Other spaces, including the entrance and café, changing rooms, offices, training facilities and bicycle hire/stores, will sit under the track at ground level.

The centre will also provide a permanent home for two national governing bodies of sport – Cycling Ireland and Badminton Ireland.

Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre forms part of a wider masterplan for the development of the Sport Ireland Campus, also designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, which was recently announced by the Government of Ireland.

Mike Hall, partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects, said: ‘We’re really pleased to see The National Velodrome and Badminton Centre approved, as the first major project in Sport Ireland’s vision to transform their campus.

“Approval for the country’s first indoor velodrome is also an exciting step forward for Ireland’s cycling community and an opportunity to create somewhere inspiring for local people to enjoy world-class sports facilities.’

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