Asbestos removal in next phase of University of Limerick city campus project

The University of Limerick City Centre Campus on Sarsfield Street.

UNIVERSITY of Limerick is currently planning the next phase of refurbishment work at its City Centre Campus on Sarsfield Street which will involve the removal of asbestos from the entire building.

In order to open up sections of the building not currently in use, some minor remedial works will be required and this will include asbestos removal.

The first phase of refurbishment of the former Dunne Stores building was completed almost a year ago and the front section has since been used extensively by UL staff and students, Limerick City and County Council and local community groups.

A spokesman for the university told the Limerick Post that the development of the City Centre Campus is a key project for the revitalisation of the city and UL is working with its partners to maximise the ambition for the site.

UL is currently working on a masterplan for the further development of the City Centre Campus in collaboration with Limerick City and County Council.

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Meanwhile proposals from the campus community are currently being considered for further interim use of the building while the master planning takes place.

“UL is committed to Limerick City and we want to maximise the potential uses of the existing building to engage with the city, its communities, businesses, and industry in a meaningful way,” the spokesman added.