Northern Ireland aims for International heights with new multi-sports stadium on Maze/Long Kesh site

Mott MacDonald and HOK Sport have been appointed to design a new multi-sports stadium at the Maze/Long Kesh site in Northern Ireland. David Hanson, MP for the development of the former prison complex, revealed the winning consortium at a press conference held in Belfast yesterday.

The proposed stadium will bring together various athletes under one roof. The aim is to develop an active and vibrant destination offering a comprehensive range of facilities with an overall commitment to sustainable development objectives.

The facility will also help put Northern Ireland on the map for hosting sporting, musical and other major international events.

Speaking at the announcement Hanson said: “This project will bring together the consortium’s expertise and the local knowledge from the three sports, all three of which have representatives on the design group.”

As lead consultant Mott MacDonald will provide the overall project management, civil, structural and building services engineering as well as cost management services working with its cost consultancy Franklin + Andrews. HOK Sport will lead the architectural design of the new facility.

John Barrow for HOK Sport added: “Northern Ireland has a great future ahead. HOK Sport is proud to be part of that vision.”