Páirc Uí Chaoimh
With a previous capacity of just over 30,000, the redevelopment of Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium was an eagerly awaited project for the sporting community of Cork. The new stadium was opened in October 2017 with a rise in capacity to 45,000. The project was completed at a cost of €80m. ByrneLooby were delighted to be involved in this landmark project, preparing the detailed design of the foundation piles, over 1000 piles in total.
The site is situated in an area of reclaimed mud flats, with extensive deposits of soft silts and loose to medium dense gravels. ByrneLooby developed designs for a range of piling solutions including toe grouting, displacement piling and conventional piling. An extensive pile testing regime was undertaken by the piling contractor and analysed by ByrneLooby in order to determine the optimum foundation solution. This approach resulted in significant cost and program savings for the project.