Ireland

Trinity College Sports and Crann Centre

designs had to meet tight movement criteria for the success of this project

ByrneLooby designed the basement enabling works for Trinity College’s €40m Sports and Crann centre adjacent to a live commuter rail line in central Dublin.

The facility, which sits opposite Pearse Street station and adjacent to a masonry rail viaduct, contains a double level basement that houses sports facilities including a swimming pool.

Our design for the enabling works included the secant pile wall, support system and construction sequencing as well as the rail specific construction methodology which achieved approval from the Irish Rail Authority.

Our designs had to meet tight movement criteria and we implemented a real time instrumentation system to ensure that the works had no adverse impact on the sensitive masonry viaduct maintaining regular contact with Irish Rail throughout the works. 

Scope of project

  • Design of the basement enabling works including secant piled wall, support system and sequence of works for Trinity College’s Sports and Crann Centre.
  • Designs had to meet strict movement criteria in order to satisfy the Irish Rail authority of no adverse impact to their live masonry viaduct.
  • Devised and implemented a real time instrumentation system with an automatic facility to set off site and telephone alarms should preset criteria be exceeded.  

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