Páirc Uí Chaoimh Contractor Appointed

18 November, 2015

Cork County Board delegates, having been provided with an up to date briefing on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh by  members of the Steering Committee and Design Team this evening, (Tuesday November 17), have approved the appointment of  Cork company,  John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd. as the main contractor for the project. 

The appointment follows the confirmation that the Business Case advanced by the Board for the project had been deemed to be fully compliant with the Public Funding Code and had been approved by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for Exchequer support. That State Aid is currently been notified for assessment at EU level, through a submission by the Government through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, a process that is likely to be completed in the short term. 

Enabling works on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh site will commence immediately. 

County Board chairman, Gerard Lane, said there was now a clear pathway for progress to be made on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the establishment of a Centre of Excellence. “ We are very confident that the project will be completed by June 2nd 2017. I think there is great sense of anticipation within the GAA  community and among sports people in general  about this project. The Cork GAA public deserves top class, modern facilities to house its games and to meet today’s expectation of players, coaches and spectators alike. The City will also benefit considerably from the economic benefits to be generated by major games and events at the stadium.”

Cork County Board  said that Páirc Uí Chaoimh would be an integral part of Marina Park, the public amenity being developed by Cork City Council. “The Board has worked very closely with Cork City Council and its appointed consultants for Marina Park to ensure that the facility integrates with the public park”.