Green light for multi-million euro student centre at the University of Limerick

Jess Casey

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University of Limerick granted planning for new multi-million euro student centre

An artist's impression of the new student centre at UL

PLANNING permission for a new multi-million euro student centre at the University of Limerick has been granted. 

Comprising of a three storey, 3,529 square metre building, the new student centre is to constructed in a prime front-of-house location on campus, adjacent to the Stables Complex and the Library. 

The new development is to include a 200-seat auditorium, offices, a café, relaxation and activity areas, an enclosed bicycle stand and the students’ union office. 

In 2016, the UL student body voted to support a new student centre, agreeing to fund 80% of the estimated capital cost.

Limerick City and County Council has granted planning permission for the new development on ten conditions, including conditions relating to sound level protections, waste management and external lighting. 

The developer of the project has also been ordered to pay Limerick City and County Council €141,200 in respect “of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area.” 

Construction on the project is expected to be completed by 2020.