Cycling Ireland and Sport Ireland have received formal notification that planning approval has been granted for the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin.
Designs for the new centre include a 250m cycle track, with 12 badminton courts within the infield. Other spaces, including the entrance and café, changing rooms, offices, training facilities, and bicycle hire/stores, will sit under the track at ground level.
The velodrome will act as a landmark within the wider Sport Ireland Campus, capable of hosting national and international cycling and badminton events. The building will be multi-functional, with approximately 1,000 permanent seats and 2,500 temporary seats to accommodate events and activities.
Cycling Ireland Technical Consultant Paul Watson has worked with key stakeholders in the development of the design and plans. Watson said, “We’re delighted to confirm that Sport Ireland have successfully been granted planning approval for the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre. It’s something that Sport Ireland and Cycling Ireland have been working towards for a long time, and we can’t wait to continue our work with them on the project to deliver a world class velodrome for Irish Cycling.”