Aviva Stadium


Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU)


Lansdowne Road


2004 – Present


Scott Tallon Walker Architects


The Aviva Stadium is a multi-award winning world-class international stadium hosting various sporting and musical events. It is located in Dublin 4.
The scheme entailed the development of a state-of-the-art 50,000-seater stadium designed principally to facilitate Irish Rugby and Soccer internationals as well as other events. The design of the project on the site of Ireland’s oldest Rugby Stadium had to reconcile the existing residential context with sporting activities.
From the start of demolition, through to the handing over of the stadium to the FAI and IRFU, the project took slightly less than three years to complete.

Our Role

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) provided strategic planning advice to the Applicant and Design Team, and served initially as the Agent for both the Planning Application and subsequent Appeal stages.
Tom Phillips led the First Party team at the Oral Hearing.

Planning Outcome

Following a detailed Oral Hearing, An Bord Pleanála granted Planning Permission on 22nd March 2007.
Since the initial grant of permission, TPA has submitted a further five Planning Applications for the project, all of which have been granted permission.