Croke Park, the renowned Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium centrally located in the heart of Dublin, is home to the annual All-Ireland finals in Gaelic Football and Hurling. The project consisted of 2 phases of fit-outs in the self-contained catering units including supply by generator to relieve pressure on existing electrical infrastructure, followed by the corporate boxes, the Hogan Suite (capacity up to 2000 delegates), Hogan Mezzanine and breakout areas.
The intensive 16-week construction programme set stringent time and budget constraints on the project. Axiseng’s M&E design took into consideration the locating large generators within the stadium from a physical and fire rating, and noise prospective. Other constraints include running large diameter cables through the stadium within new structural opening and fire sealing afterwards.
Axiseng provided practical experience by directing the project team towards a crash deck scaffold to ensure the project could be completed within the critical timeframe.
The hands-on solutions provided by Axiseng enabled a number of key catering units to be open for concerts by utilizing power from the existing flood lighting generator at no additional expense to the client, thus optimising operational cost savings.
The upgrades to the 82,000 capacity stadium will enhance the Irish sporting experience during the GAA matches and allow Croke Park to host a number of events including business meetings, conferences, concerts and other sporting matches as well as compete for the opportunity to host the Rugby World Cup tournament in 2023.