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Mercury deliver Curragh racecourse redevelopment
Mercury deliver Curragh racecourse redevelopment
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  20th May, 2019  /  Projects

Mercury is delighted to announce that it has recently delivered the electrical works for The Curragh Racecourse redevelopment project.  The redeveloped racecourse in Co. Kildare held its first official race for the public on 6 May 2019. Project Manager, Enda Walshe said, “Well done to all involved on this unique project”.

In late 2017, Mercury were contracted to carry out the electrical works for the redevelopment of The Curragh Racecourse. The project mainly comprised the following building elements:

  • Early Handover Phase 1 Works – These works were completed in March 2018 to allow racing to continue while the main works where ongoing.
  • New Grandstand – The 10,500 square metre stand caters for up to 6,000 people inside its four levels while its surrounds can cope with over 10,000. The stand’s 7,000 square metre roof consists of 1,400 tonnes of structural steel, 8,900 tonnes of precast concrete, and 4,300 square metres of glazing.
  • Parade Ring
  • Externals

The centrepiece of the redevelopment was the creation of a major new grandstand with five-star corporate facilities, restaurants, bars and superb viewing facilities for the public. There is also a new arrivals and reception area incorporating a new visitor attraction which includes a museum created to celebrate the history of racing in Ireland and the contribution Ireland has made to the sport globally. A new parade ring has been build so that more patrons can share in the excitement and build up to the racing. The newly added weigh room now provides even better facilities for the jockeys.

The first public race was held on 6 May 2019 in front of the sport’s largest ever capital development project. The redevelopment was designed by Grimshaw Architects and Newenham Mullingan, with Aecom serving as the M&E consultants and Sisk as the Main Contractor.

The project was carried out by Mercury’s Building Services business unit led by Director Tony Duddy. Mercury’s key project team included Seamus Reilly as Operations Manager, Enda Walsh as Project Manager, Phil Holland and Padraig Togher as Supervisor, Kim O’Connor as Commercial Manager, Colm Connor as Quantity Surveyor and Graeme Gallagher as Lead Engineer, among others. The project was successfully completed in April 2019.

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