AVIVA Stadium

Ireland - Dublin
  • semi-exposed wall linings

Ireland - Dublin

The need for reliable fire protection that would provide maximum performance when used in semi-exposed locations led to a selection of products from Promat being used on Dublin’s Aviva Stadium project.

Promat PROMATECT®-B reinforced calcium silicate board was used in many partly exposed areas of the stadium. The lack of inorganic fibres and a water repellent silicone treatment to both faces make this Class 0, fibre-reinforced, medium density calcium silicate fire board ideal for this purpose.

A combination of 9 mm thick Promat SUPALUX® and 9 mm thick Promat PROMATECT®-HD was also used to create the most suitable fire protection solution for other areas of the stadium, such as semi-exposed wall linings that might be subject to both direct rain and impact damage. Promat PROMATECT®-HD is a dense compressed building board manufactured from an autoclaved mixture of Portland cement, organic fibres and selected mineral fillers. The resulting board has high dimensional stability and considerable strength.

“This is a very complex building with lots of semi-exposed locations,” says Peter Keenan, Promat Business Manager for Ireland. “As it was a refurbishment project there were also numerous space limitations, and so being able to accommodate these by sourcing a variety of different fire protection products from a single specialist manufacturer was a significant advantage.” 

The project saw the refurbishment of the famous Lansdowne Road Stadium - one of the oldest sports stadiums in Europe - to create a modern new facility that can seat an audience of 50,000 spectators.