Macalloy Tension Rods Support Stayed Roof at Irish Greyhound Stadium, Ireland



A combination of Macalloy Tie rods / Tension Rods were used for the structure of this stadium, and Macalloy also offered site services to assist the construction of this stadium.

Macalloy tension rods are used to support the roof structure of the main stadium at Limerick Greyhound stadium. The tension bars are used as stays, anchored back to the main structure and suspending the roof providing a lightweight architectural finish with no columns to block race goers views.

The 2,500m2 4-storey grandstand and terraces has a capacity of 2900 and includes a 1,500m2 office building with new all-weather racetrack, kennel and ancillary blocks. The roof of the main stadium also supports the planar glazing.

Initially Macalloy gave advice on loadings, parallel stressing and installation. As always, Macalloy worked to the loadings and sequence that were supplied by Atkins, the Project Engineer. Macalloy’s Site Services Technician was involved with the stressing of 40 Macalloy tie rods used on the project.

Architect – Hamilton Architects

Contractor – John Sisk & Son Ltd

Civil and Structural Engineer – Atkins

Steel Contractor – Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd

Image supplied by Mike Cowhey

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