The Ionad Spóirt /Sports Building is a state of the art facility providing sports facilities to the school and wider community.

The Ionad Spóirt /Sports Building at Coláiste Feirste has won two design awards:- a RIBA Award (A Royal Institute of British Architects) and a RSUA Award (The Royal Society of Ulster Architects).

The aim of the Spórtlann scheme was to connect three main buildings on the site with large internal and external sports spaces that would be open to the public. In achieving this objective, the heart of the school was intertwined with the community, delivering real social value and providing a valuable cultural resource.

Spórtlann provides the wider community with a valuable resource with which to promote the Irish language & culture as well as first class sports facilities that are open to the public e.g. Campa Chormaic, GAA Summer Scheme.

Key Features:

  • No. 2 Multipurpose Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium and Changing Facilities

We are proud of the sustainability performance on this scheme which has been recognised with the following awards:-

2018 CEF Awards Social Community Category – Winner

2018 CCS National Site Gold Award

2018 GO Best Service Award – Highly Commended



Key Project Information
Architect ArdMackel
Value £2m
Duration 16 months
Extra Information
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sectors Sports and Leisure
Built to a tight budget and complying with Department of Education spatial standards this building demonstrates what can be achieved when creative thinking is applied to what might easily have proved a very constraining brief.
Jury Report, RIBA Panel