OCSC were appointed by Antrim GAA to undertake the development of a Centre of Excellence for Antrim GAA on the outskirts of Antrim Town, County Antrim. The work comprises the following: enabling works including substantial earthmoving groundworks and civil engineering works associated with four grass pitches (one to championship standard), one 3G synthetic pitch, a hurling wall, a changing facilities building and a maintenance building.
The works also include the installation of flood lighting to all areas and ball catch fencing. A Flood Risk Assessment was carried out due to the proximity of the development to the Dunsilly Burn River which runs along one boundary of the site. During the planning process we have been working closely with the consultees such as the Rivers Agency, NIEA (Archaeologist Department), NIR, Roads Service, NI Water and Natural Heritage (Ecology) amongst others. Early liaison with these bodies has led to a swift and smooth passage through the sometimes onerous process. We have received agreement from all consultees and are aiming for planning approval within six months of application.
OCSC provided all civil, structural, environmental services for this project along with detailed design, contract documentation and on site supervision.