Record sized 53-metre long, 22-tonne, glulam beams arrive at Sisk Center Parcs site

With 12 months to go to the opening, the €233m Center Parcs forest resort in County Longford has reached an important milestone as Sisk workers last week welcomed the record sized 53-metre long, 22-tonne, glulam beams that will form the structure of the impressive Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

A jewel in the crown of the resort, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be heated to a balmy 29.5C year-round and will be Ireland’s largest indoor water park. The record sized glulam beams travelled over 2,000 kilometres from Altheim in Austria before arriving in Ballymahon in Longford. The construction of Center Parcs Longford Forest is now at full tilt with over 750 construction workers on site and spend is at €1million per week between now and opening in 2019.

The delivery of these large glulam beams was a major logistical challenge for John Sisk & Son and our supply chain partners, to ensure they arrived safely and in good time to be erected on site.

John Sisk & Son is also building the lodges where people will stay when the visit Center Parcs next year in addition, to the subtropical paradise which is where these large beams will create the striking roof shape.