New Grandstand + Outer Buildings at Curragh Racecourse

Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare

Contractor

John Sisk & Son Ltd

Architect

Grimshaw, London & NMA Architects and D Foley Landscape Architects

Contractor

John Sisk & Son Ltd

Architect

Grimshaw, London & NMA Architects and D Foley Landscape Architects

AG’s TerraPave® flagstones ahead of the field.

AG is proud to have played an intrinsic part in the redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse in Co Kildare – Irish racing’s biggest ever capital development project, which opened to the public in May at an estimated cost of over €80 million.

AG supplied TerraPave® flagstones in Genoa (Ground and Textured) to internal and external areas of the new grandstand and outer buildings. The internal flags for Phase 2 were Genoa Ground 600×400, manufactured with a square edge. Internally, AG also supplied made-to-order steps with strip inserts and a unique notch to the underside to improve safety.

The external flags were Genoa Textured 600×400, which were used on the external balcony areas of the stand.

“At a site meeting with the client, John Sisk & Sons (main contractor), Grimshaw Architects from London and NMA Architects from Dublin, it became clear that AG were the sole company that could meet all the criteria for all parties,” said Brendan Reynolds, Specifications & Commercial Sales Consultant.

“The original specification was for natural granite, but time, costs and consistency of colour became issues for all involved. AG suggested TerraPave® Genoa, in both textures, to suit the internal and external areas, which matched the colour requirement of the specification. We were also able to provide matching steps to meet Part M Building Regulations and a square edge to the flags, which the client wanted.

“Finally, we were able to agree a production programme which met with Sisk’s requirement to hand over the building in the first week of April 2019.”

Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare featured image

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