New €24 million TUS Limerick campus set to open in January

TUS President Professor Vincent Cunnane and Governing Body Chairwoman Josephine Feehily at the signing of the Coonagh Cross contract with Monami directors Bryan Quille and Trevor Cavanagh.

THE Technological  University of the Shannon (TUS) has signed contracts for the completion of its Coonagh Engineering Campus on the outskirts of Limerick City which is expected to open next January.

Providing workshops, laboratories, research and learning facilities for up to 900 engineering students and apprentices, the Coonagh Campus will create a centre of excellence for manufacturing and other engineering activities in the region.

The €24 million facility will allow for the expansion of technical workshop spaces, teaching spaces and social learning spaces. A new facility in automobile engineering will also be developed on the campus.

The work is being undertaken by Monami Construction who will fit out the building to meet the ever-advancing needs of engineering students, as well as the provision of additional space for a range of apprenticeships.

The fit-out will include precision engineering and electrical engineering workshops and laboratories, an integrated HGV & LGV garage facility, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, IT labs, catering facilities, student services centre, smarter travel facilities and general accommodation facilities and amenities.

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TUS President Professor Vincent Cunnane said they were delighted to have a clear opening date for the Coonagh Campus and looked forward to welcoming students and apprentices on campus in less than a year from now.

“Students applying to TUS this year, our 2024 apprentices, as well as our current students, will be on site for the second semester next year. The new campus will play a significant role in responding to regional and national demand for skilled, work ready engineering graduates and apprentices who will benefit from high quality training and education, research and support in a dynamic, progressive and inclusive environment.”

Monami Construction Director Bryan Quille said the fit-out phase of the campus will see the creation of fit for purpose teaching, learning and research facilities for students, who can access hands-on learning and the latest advancements in engineering technology.