Planning application submitted for Dublin stadium development
IDOM/Gilroy McMahon Architects
IDOM design new home for Bohemian Football Club
Dublin City Council has formally lodged a Part 8 planning application for the Dalymount Park redevelopment project in Dublin, with proposals prepared by Tenderstream member IDOM and Gilroy McMahon Architects. Dalymount Park is home to Bohemian FC, the oldest football club in Dublin, but the current facility is no longer fit for purpose, and is set to be replaced by the new 8,000 capacity football stadium, alongside a regeneration of the surrounding area.
The architect-led integrated design team will shortly commence preparations for the detailed design phase of the project, which will include further ongoing consultation by the council with the club, the Football Association of Ireland, and the wider North Dublin Community. The development is one of the city council’s major capital infrastructure projects, intended to not only improve the sporting infrastructure of the city but play a major in role in the enhancement of the public domain.
The current timeline for completion of the redeveloped stadium is the start of the 2027 football season, but this is dependent on further government funding. Daniel Lambert, Bohemian FC chief operating officer, stated: “We now have a plan to deliver the right stadium for Bohs, Dublin 7 and the city as a whole, at a cost that is appropriate, and that has public and political support. What we need now is the government to ensure the right funding is now forthcoming so that we can have a community stadium to be proud of at the Home of Irish Football. The realisation of this redevelopment will be transformative, not only for Bohemian FC, across all of our extensive activities in football and social outreach work, but also for the local Dublin 7 community who gain greatly through the provision of a community building and new, safe, cycle and pedestrian routes in an inner-city environment.”
Tenderstream Head of Research