On the 20th of May Mayor of South Dublin County Council (SDCC), Councillor Mark Ward, turned the ceremonial sod for the construction of a new €13 million Lucan Swimming Pool. Mayor Ward noted “a key objective of SDCC is to promote health, wellbeing, recreation and activity to improve quality of life for citizens of the County”. He added “the construction of Lucan Swimming Pool will add to the existing excellent sport and recreation facilities provided by the Council and in particular benefit the Lucan area”.
Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin outlined the facilities that will be available in the new public swimming pool building including “a 25 metre long, six lane, 13 metre wide pool, as well as a 13 metre long, eight metre wide, multiuse pool.” Mr McLoughlin added “the new facility will also include a gymnasium and fitness suites, changing facilities, cafeteria and associated accommodation, with car parking to allow for 107 car parking spaces including six accessible parking spaces and 78 Bicycle parking spaces”.
PJ McLoughlin and Sons Limited, who have been awarded the contract for the construction of Lucan Swimming Pool stated that “the building will follow the Nearly Zero Energy Building directive (EPBD) in pursuing the highest level of energy conservation, both in design and running costs.” It is envisaged that construction works for the project will take 20 months to complete. The development will be funded by a grant of €3.8 million from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. South Dublin County Council will contribute €9.8 million to the capital cost.
Pictured; County Architect Eddie Conroy, TD John Curran, Cllr William Lavelle, Cllr Ed O’Brien, Danny McLoughlin SDCC Chief Executive, Cllr Mark Ward (Mayor of South Dublin County Council), TD Franced Fitzgerald, Cllr Danny O’Brien, Cllr Vicki Casserly with son Tom, Cllr Emer Higgins, Cllr Ruth Nolan and Martin and son Ian McLoughlin from PJ McLoughlin.