Cork Constitution signed the contract with MMD Construction Cork Ltd for a new Clubhouse and associated works at their grounds at Temple Hill on 20th February 2012.
The project includes the demolition of the original Clubhouse and Dance Hall, a conversion of the existing Member’s Bar area to provide two additional dressing rooms, toilets, showers and player’s gym. A new single storey Clubhouse providing meeting room, function room, member’s bar and club bar, kitchen, office, club shop, storage areas, plant & ESB switch room. Relocation of the entrance off Churchyard Lane (R852) to the Telecom boundary and all associated site development works, including resurfacing of car parking to provide 32 no. car spaces & new club signage.
The project work got underway on 1st March and is scheduled to be completed for the start of the new season in September.
The members attending the Annual General Meeting on 19th June were able to view the considerable progress of the new Clubhouse. As the attached photos show, external walls, roof and floors were all completed at that stage. Conduits for all internal services have been completed also, while plastering work was in progress, preparatory to installation of windows and doorways.
The old tennis court area is being redeveloped also at this time. A new soak away pit has been established to take rain water from the clubhouse area, and the top surface will be dressed to take heavy duty scrummaging activity, thus saving the training pitches during the rugby season.
The Club Development Fund has been very well supported and stands at €119,000.