Limerick Twenty Thirty’s €150,000 budget for Gardens furniture

Fintan Walsh


Fintan Walsh

Work is almost finished on the Gardens International site

Work is almost finished on the Gardens International site

NEW FURNITURE for the world-class Gardens International offices in Limerick could cost up to €150,000, according to new public tender documents.

The Gardens International site, formerly Hanging Gardens, is currently being delivered under the helm of Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC, which is responsible for the development of some of Limerick’s most ambitious projects, including the Project Opera site.

Fifty-one percent of the €18m complex on Henry Street will be occupied by aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital.

In December, Limerick Twenty Thirty opened a public procurement process for the supply of foyer and meeting room furniture. Interested parties have until this Friday  to make submissions.

According to the tender documents, seen by this newspaper, the indicative budget for the project is €150,000.

However, it is not known if the actual expenditure is likely to be less than or exceed this indicated budget.

The furniture will include polyurethane stacking chairs, polypropylene chairs upholstered in soft leather, fabric upholstered arm chairs, three seat sofas, wing armchairs, high back cubicles, coffee tables, laptop tables and carpets.

A spokesperson for Limerick Twenty Thirty said it is conducting a public procurement process for office furniture for “our LEED Gold development” on Henry Street.

LEED means “leadership in energy and environmental design” and is a building framework that is recognised globally. A “gold development” is among the top on an international level.

“The process is underway and closing day for tenders is this Friday,” said the spokesperson.

“It would be inappropriate to comment in any way until the procurement process has been completed,” the spokesperson added. 

Speaking about the official opening of the Gardens International site, the spokesperson said its first tenant, Nordic Aviation Capital, is set to commence its fit-out over the coming weeks and there will be an official opening in “quarter one of 2019”.

“This iconic project, which has been developed to the highest international standards, is setting a new bar for office developments in Limerick and will reflect the new sense of confidence and ambition permeating the city and county today,” said the spokesperson.

In an interview last week, Mayor Cllr James Collins said Limerick Twenty Thirty was currently interviewing other potential tenants for the city office development.