Mardyke Arena Sports Centre

This project was a long awaited facility for students and staff of the University. The overall Mardyke complex provides integrated facilities of outdoor grass and all-weather pitches and a state of the art Indoor Sports Centre. The Indoor Sports Centre is an overall 6,250m 2 which includes a 25m swimming pool, main sports hall, fitness suite, climbing wall, human performance laboratory, café, associated offices, changing areas, etc. The project was strongly welcomed by the 52 clubs and 82 societies of the University and provides much needed facilities to encourage participation in sports and recreation.

Project Team

Delivered by the UCC Capital Projects Team

Design Team

Wilson Associates (Architects)
Horgan Lynch & Partners (Civil & Structural Engineers)
John O'Donovan & Assoc. (Mechanical & Electrical Engineers)
Andrews O'Keeffe Collins (Quantity Surveyors)


John Sisk & Son were appointed management contractors for the project.


At a cost of €18.5m this project which commenced in July 2000 was complete for September 2001 in time for College Term.


For further information please contact the Director of Buildings and Estates at

Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork