Watch this space: The banner was erected this Thursday afternoon | Picture: Adrian Butler
MEMBERS of the public have reacted positively to the first visual sign of activity at University of Limerick's new city centre campus site.
A giant purple banner, emblazoned with the message "Watch this space" and the UL logo, was erected at the former Dunnes Stores at Honan's Quay this Thursday afternoon.
This is just weeks after UL officially signed the contracts for the €8m purchase of the site, on May 24.
It was announced on April 5 that UL would purchase the building which had been vacant for a number of years.
It may just be a banner on an old building. But this is proof that after 11 years of inactivity something is finally going to happen at the old Dunnes building in Sarsfield St following @UL purchase of it. #WatchThisSpace @Limerick_Leader pic.twitter.com/BFaVeQWNtg— Nick Rabbitts (@Nick468official) June 13, 2019
UL president Dr Des Fitzgerald said that the new development will "contribute in a major way to the city’s rejuvenation".
“Connecting this campus with the city has been a dream for everybody associated with the university for years,” he said.
This is incredibly exciting for Limerick. A huge, vacant eyesore in the city centre is soon to be transformed! https://t.co/EDLAJ5rz6L— Maria Flannery (@mariaflan) June 13, 2019