Aviva Stadium

overcoming safety hazards was essential for the success of this project

ByrneLooby provided consultancy at all stages from demolition to construction for the 50,000 capacity home of Irish Rugby and Soccer.

The construction of the €365m Aviva stadium, which replaced Lansdowne Road, was awarded in three packages: Enabling Works, Foundations and Stadium Construction and we provided services in each.  

A unique feature of the old stadium is the rail line which ran under the West Stand and presented a real challenge for its safe demolition and the construction of the new stand. 

We prepared the Track Safety Management Strategy which detailed how the West Stand would be demolished without endangering human life or rail assets and successfully achieved Irish Rail Approval.

We designed the specialist pile foundation for the stadium and also temporary works designs including a design to support the roof until the main structural elements were in place.           

Scope of Project

  • The construction of the 50,000 all seated home of Irish rugby and soccer.
  • Specialist pile foundation design for the stadium and temporary works designs for the main stadium construction. 
  • Preparation of the Track Safety Management Strategy which detailed how the West Stand was to be demolished and new stand constructed that achieved Irish Rail approval.
  • Design and implementation of a real time monitoring system with automatic alarms during the construction of the West Stand.

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