Galway Racecourse, Galway

The Galway Races is an Irish horse-racing festival that starts on the last Monday of July every year.

Held at Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway, Ireland over seven days, it is the longest of all the race meets that occur in Ireland.

CampbellReith and EPR architects worked together on the design of the new landmark Kilanin Stand for Galway Racecourse. The new Kilanin replaces the existing outdated stand and was designed and constructed to allow for racing to continue without interruption while the works were undertaken. The stand, consisting of four floors, can accommodate over 7,000 people, delivering unrestricted viewing areas as well as bar, dining and tote facilities.

The steel frame supports a 14m cantilevered roof which curves in three directions and is clad in lightweight translucent polycarbonate sheeting.

The Kilanin Stand received a commendation in the 2008 Structural Steel Design Awards, where it was described by the judges as an ‘excellent addition to this popular racecourse’ and ‘a fine example of intelligent cooperation between design team and contractors’.

Services: Structural, Civil, Environmental, BIM & 3D Modelling

Sectors: Sports & Leisure