A new multi-purpose leisure complex is being built in Donohill in five phases at an estimated cost of €1.8m.
The complex will include a multi purpose hall, gymnasium, meeting rooms, function area with associated areas, kitchen and external terrace, changing rooms and toilet facilities.
The external works include a soccer pitch with an athletics running track.
The external works also include a rock climbing wall, a wastewater treatment system, rainwater harvesting, a system relocation of the site entrance with car park and all associated works. EJC O’Brien Architects Limited,Dundrum are part of the team assigned to deliver this multi-million project.
South Tipperary County Council member Cllr John Crosse told the Nationalist that this project has been ten years in the making but was now finally it is getting off the ground.
“This is a multi-purpose community facility that will cover projects for all age groups in the community. The principal focus of the development is outdoor activities to promote physical and mental health,” said Cllr. Crosse.
The Tipperary Active Retirement association is looking forward to using the meeting rooms and the Tipperary Youth Services will utilise the rock climbing wall.
The drainage for the soccer pitch (phase 1) commenced in July and these works have just been completed.
Phase 2, the walking and cycling track and communal gardens, is underway with an aim to complete the works by the end of October.
“We secured funding for phase 1 and 2 by the South Tipp Development Company/LEADER and amenity grant by South Tipperary County Council, so we could go full steam ahead with that part of this multipurpose facility,” said Cllr. Crosse.
“This project is a massive boost for the area with fantastic facilities to look forward to in the future,” added Cllr. Crosse.