Callaghan Engineering were commissioned to provide the mechanical & electrical engineering design for a new gymnasium at Aiken Barracks, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Aiken Barracks is home to the 67th Reserve Infantry Battalion of the Defence Forces. The gymnasium building has been purpose-built and includes a sports hall with playing courts, a fully equipped gym, male and female changing areas, shower areas and reception office.
Key mechanical and electrical features of the building are the installation of radiant heater panels at high level in the sports hall, variable air volume ventilation in the gym based on occupancy and lighting control in the form of presence detection throughout the building.
The radiant panels also incorporate fluorescent lighting to illuminate the space. A boxing ring lighting provision has also been included in the sports hall with a separate switching arrangement so that the primary lighting in the space can be switched off to allow for bouts.
The project was completed in October 2010.