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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:26 pm

UL Medical School and Student Housing (Grafton Architects)
Construction has begun on two new projects for the University of Limerick. The new Medical School and Student Housing are due for completion in Spring 2011.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby flenhellis » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:22 pm

CologneMike wrote:Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Interesting video material (3D computer animation of proposed building). Take a tour see link. :cool:


Yeah, that's really cool video dude. thanks for sharing with us,,,,
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Re: university of limerick

Postby Tuborg » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:27 pm

Hardly worth giving this nonsense any more publicity but for the comedy value alone, I said I'd post it!

I wonder is this at all motivated by the proposed Limerick City boundary extension into Clare? :rolleyes:

Aren't we lucky that we live in such a mature society! :o


Rename University of Limerick to include Clare in title, says councillor

By Anne Sheridan

A CLARE councillor has urged that the University of Limerick should be renamed to include Clare in the title, as the university continues to expand into the neighbouring county.
Cllr Cathal Crowe, a graduate of UL, tabled a motion at Clare Council Council this Monday night to have the campus renamed as the University of Limerick and Clare.

The motion received the full backing of the council, Cllr Crowe said, and a letter is now being written for the university's governing authority, its highest decision making body, urging that due consideration be given to renaming the university.

"I am not doing this to antagonise the University of Limerick or Limerick City Council. It's a serious proposal and I hope it will be treated as such," the Fianna Fail councillor told http://www.limerickleader.ie

He said he isn't confident that it will be passed this year, but believes the name will be changed within a decade "to reflect its dual county status".

But the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin Kiely, said he would be opposed to any renaming of the college. "It was named the University of Limerick and it should remain as such," said Mayor Kiely, a member of Governing Authority.

The university was made aware of the motion this Tuesday morning, but was not in a position to comment at the time of going to print.
Cllr Crowe noted that in 1998 Galway RTC Regional Technical College changed it's name to the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), and UL recently signed a strategic alliance with NUI Galway.

"We are very much friends of Limerick out here in Clare. We have ongoing meetings, co-operation and a very healthy relationship," he said.

Hundreds of acres of land in the university's north campus in Co Clare were purchased during the term of former president, Dr Roger Downer. Since then, new developments have been springing up on the Clare side of the campus, including the new home of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the new presidential residence.

The Graduate Medical School and the Health Science Department are also located on the Clare side of the campus, which is linked with the main campus in Limerick via the €17m Living Bridge.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby KeepAnEyeOnBob » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:59 pm

If one were being proper about it, the city boundary would not only be extended into Clare at Shannon Banks etc. but indeed another jump across the river at UL to specifically include the east bank campus within the city limits (assuming they would also be extended out past Annacotty).

The more functional and cohesive city would eventually help the county far more than at present and the county authority would have to put a lot more effort into the county towns.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:34 pm

Renaming UL . . . . . . . . . . . . ;)

Though if ever a building in UL were to be renamed then the “Irish World Academy of Music and Dance” would be one.

My own personal nomination would the “Ciarán MacMathúna Academy of Music and Dance”, which would be a fitting tribute to someone who contributed a life’s work to Irish Traditional Music.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby Tuborg » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:36 pm

KeepAnEyeOnBob wrote:If one were being proper about it, the city boundary would not only be extended into Clare at Shannon Banks etc. but indeed another jump across the river at UL to specifically include the east bank campus within the city limits (assuming they would also be extended out past Annacotty).



The application for a boundary extension includes UL's north campus. In fairness it's only logical that an institute like that should operate under a single local authority! Currently it has to deal with 2 separate planning departments in Limerick County Council and Clare County Council!

See the boundary map below.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby bjg » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:01 pm

For a short period it was referred to as the Sionna Academy, but that name was then dropped. I don't know why it was adopted or dropped.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Sat May 15, 2010 11:13 pm

UL Building and Estates Newsletter May 2010

Some Current Projects

LERO/IEC Building
Size: 3550m2
Completion: May 2011
Architect: RKD Architects

Medical School
Size: 4295m2
Completion: March 2011
Architect: Grafton Architects

Medical School Accommodation
Size: 3563m2
Completion: December 2010
Architect: Grafton Architects

Health Science Building
Re-roofing
Completion: October 2010
Design & Build
Contractor: PJ Hegarty

North Bank Sports Pavilion and Pitches
Size: 1810m2
Completion: Sept 2011
Architect: Project Architects

New Product Design Centre
Size: 1043m2
Completion: September 2010
Architect: KOBW

Physical Education & Sports Science Building Refurbishment
Size: 1200m2
Completion: Planning Stage
Architect: KOBW

Clinical Education and Research Centre (at Mid Western Regional Hospital)
Size: 2580m2
Completion: Planning Stage

Library Phase II
Size: 6602m2
Completion: Design & Build Tender Stage

I was amazed that the relatively new Health Science Building (2005) is to be reroofed! :eek:
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Re: university of limerick

Postby PoxyShamrock » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:34 pm

Where is the product design building being built?
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Re: university of limerick

Postby shadow » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:32 am

more to the point who is KOBW
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Re: university of limerick

Postby Dan Sullivan » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:42 pm

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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:07 pm

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€11 million building contract signed for Industrial Enterprise Centre at UL (UL News)

Contracts were signed today for the construction of a new €11 million building on the University of Limerick campus. The new building will house the University's new Industrial Enterprise Centre (IEC), which will provide an incubation space and support services for potential start up companies as well as Lero, the Irish software engineering research centre led by UL.

The total footprint of the four storey development is 3,550 sq metres or about 37,000 sq feet and building work is expected to be completed in December 2010. The main construction contract has been awarded to Galway based contractor, JJ Rhatigan and Co Ltd. Design team for the project include RKD Architects, Thomas Garland and Partners Consulting Engineers, Homan O'Brien and Associates building services engineers, O'Reilly Hyland Tierney Associates quantity surveyors and Kerin Contract Management project managers.

This project has been supported through funding from Enterprise Ireland and the Higher Education Authority. The Industrial Enterprise Centre has also been kindly supported by Dan Tierney and the Tierney Family.

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Clare Entrance to UL closing...Limerick Post

Postby bonzer1again » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:11 pm

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Clare road to UL to be permanently closed
Written by Colum Coomey
Thursday, 05 August 2010 14:29

ACCESS to the UL campus from South East Clare is being closed off to cars, leading to expressions of anger from those who use the facility.

Now, Cllr Cathal Crowe is to make representations to Clare County Council on behalf of constituents.

He pointed out that many students and staff in the University either living in the area or coming from Clonlara, are obliged to travel through Corbally.

The Garraun Road, which directly connects Clonlara to the back of the Clare side of the campus, was temporarily closed for a number of years.

“The University erected a gate, closely monitored by security. Many motorists took the route to gain access to the campus”.

Cllr Crowe is very disappointed that the Garraun Road is to be sealed off on a permanent basis.

“Although there is still access for pedestrian and cyclists, that road has been there from time immemorial”.

According to him, it is imperative that there is access to UL from the Clare side of the river Shannon.

“There is major traffic coming from Clare as it has one of highest volume of students in UL, and more than half of the campus will be on the Clare side of the River Shannon inside 10 years”.

A recent survey carried out by Clare County Council showed a high volume of traffic travelling to UL from South East Clare through Corbally and Rhebogue.

“It is argued that the Garraun Road isn’t good enough but surely it would make more sense to finance and upgrade the road than permanently closing it,” added the Clare councillor.

New access to UL will be created on the Clare side of UL campus when the Coonagh - Knockalisheen distributor road is completed.

“Phase 1 of this road will be funded through Regeneration and it’s important that this project is fast-tracked now that UL has strengthened their links with NUIG,” he concluded.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby PVC King » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:33 pm

Cllr Crowe is very disappointed that the Garraun Road is to be sealed off on a permanent basis.

“Although there is still access for pedestrian and cyclists, that road has been there from time immemorial”.

According to him, it is imperative that there is access to UL from the Clare side of the river Shannon


I can see a rich farmer or NAMA offering parking facilities and a rent a bike scheme.....
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Re: Clare Entrance to UL closing...Limerick Post

Postby Dan Sullivan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:42 pm

bonzer1again wrote: Clare road to UL to be permanently closed
Written by Colum Coomey
Thursday, 05 August 2010 14:29

ACCESS to the UL campus from South East Clare is being closed off to cars, leading to expressions of anger from those who use the facility.

Now, Cllr Cathal Crowe is to make representations to Clare County Council on behalf of constituents.

He pointed out that many students and staff in the University either living in the area or coming from Clonlara, are obliged to travel through Corbally.

The Garraun Road, which directly connects Clonlara to the back of the Clare side of the campus, was temporarily closed for a number of years.

“The University erected a gate, closely monitored by security. Many motorists took the route to gain access to the campus”.

Cllr Crowe is very disappointed that the Garraun Road is to be sealed off on a permanent basis.

“Although there is still access for pedestrian and cyclists, that road has been there from time immemorial”.

According to him, it is imperative that there is access to UL from the Clare side of the river Shannon.

“There is major traffic coming from Clare as it has one of highest volume of students in UL, and more than half of the campus will be on the Clare side of the River Shannon inside 10 years”.

A recent survey carried out by Clare County Council showed a high volume of traffic travelling to UL from South East Clare through Corbally and Rhebogue.

“It is argued that the Garraun Road isn’t good enough but surely it would make more sense to finance and upgrade the road than permanently closing it,” added the Clare councillor.

New access to UL will be created on the Clare side of UL campus when the Coonagh - Knockalisheen distributor road is completed.

“Phase 1 of this road will be funded through Regeneration and it’s important that this project is fast-tracked now that UL has strengthened their links with NUIG,” he concluded..


What is hilarious about this protest from cllr Crowe is that the closure of this road to through traffic into the UL campus was a condition of the planning developments on the North campus laid down by Clare County Council of which cllr Crowe is a member. What was his opinion at the time the planning permission was being considered? Could it have been that the local residents did not want this road to become a rat run from Clare to Castletroy and so the conditional approval was given on the basis that people would not be able to use that road to access UL? Cllr Crowe is a great one for running with not alone the hare and the hounds, but those who object to hunting and those would love it.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:57 am

University of Limerick doctorate is 'greatest honour' says founding president Ed Walsh (Limerick Leader)

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By Staff Reporter

IT HAS been 12 years since Dr Edward Walsh left the university he founded, but yesterday he was finally presented with an honorary doctorate from UL.

After serving as university president for 28 years, Dr Walsh said yesterday: "This is the greatest honour of my life."

"My life has been so much associated with the university. I had the marvellous job for 28 years working here, and just seeing a fantastic team of university staff, faculty and students making a name for this place; the first university created since the foundation of the State."

Dr Walsh said it was a "fantastic honour" to receive the doctorate from president Don Barry, another UL president from his native county of Cork.

"I can't think of anything better," he said of the honour, before joking: "For 28 years I only received abuse."

"We had lots of fun, even during the difficult times. I'm hugely proud of it (the university] and delighted to be back here at the heart of the campus."


Let’s hope all Ed Walsh’s successors will take his “baby” and develop it to its full potential.
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:58 am

Limerick students share architecture award

FRANK McDONALD Environment Editor

FINAL-YEAR architecture students at the University of Limerick have been awarded joint first prize at an international design workshop in Hamburg where they competed against entrants from Barcelona, Istanbul, Oxford, Sheffield Stockholm, Okinawa and Hamburg.

The award was announced on Saturday following a week-long “Art and City” workshop to generate ideas to connect Hamburg’s docklands area – known as Hafen City – to the city centre. One of the adjudicators was Hamburg’s chief architect and city planner.

Merritt Bucholz, director of the Limerick school of architecture, said they were all thrilled to win such a prestigious prize – especially at a time when architects in Ireland faced such difficult times, with up to 50 per cent estimated to be unemployed due to the recession.

All of the participating design teams had the opportunity to present their ideas to the people of Hamburg during the workshop, and it is intended that their designs will be published in a catalogue for Hafen City towards the end of this year, the organisers said.

© 2010 The Irish Times


Nice to see UL’s Architectural School delivering on an international stage. :cool:

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Re: university of limerick

Postby missarchi » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:37 am

I'm sorry but I'm lost on that website or stage...
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:45 pm

missarchi wrote:I'm sorry but I'm lost on that website or stage...


Hmmm . . . . I linked to the English version and its navigation is easy enough by following the drill-down links?
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:48 am

Planning Application 10809 (Clare County Council)

For the upgrading and improvement of an existing pedestrian walkway and the linkage of the route to the existing Cappavilla student village.

The planning application seeks both permission and RETENTION permission as follows:

a) Planning permission for the provision of a board walk section measuring approx. 657 metres

b) Planning permission for the provision of upgrading materials over a section measuring approx. 823 metres

c) Planning permission for permanent RETENTION of a portion of boardwalk measuring approx. 45 metres

d) Planning permission for permanent RETENTION of an upgraded portion of the walkway measuring approx. 585 metres

e) Planning permission for a new route to link the upgraded walkway to Cappavilla student village measuring approx. 205 metres.

The upgraded and improved walkway is located close to the southern boundary of the University's Clare campus and will be for pedestrian use only.

Garraun, Clonlara, Co. Clare


The existing 45 metre boardwalk for retention should give people a good idea as to how the planned 657 metre section will look like. A simple wooden-plank construction to walk on without any railing. It runs right along the water edge embedded among the river reeds. Obviously a very nice place to stroll, wouldn’t be too surprised if some wild-life issues come up.

ECOFACT are the environmental consultants.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby teak » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:41 pm

CologneMike wrote:Let’s hope all Ed Walsh’s successors will take his “baby” and develop it to its full potential.


28 years as college president. :mad:
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Re: university of limerick

Postby cheebah » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:08 am

CologneMike wrote:Hmmm . . . . I linked to the English version and its navigation is easy enough by following the drill-down links?


interesting description of SAUL from website
Most architecture schools are located in cities. As SAUL is not in a city, :confused:


Having said that well done to them
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Re: university of limerick

Postby CologneMike » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Contracts signed on Development of North Bank Sports Pitches and Pavilion Building at UL (Link)

50 construction jobs have been created as a result of the contract signing today for the development of state of the art, all weather sports pitches and a Sports Pavilion Building of the North campus of the University of Limerick. The development, which includes a full sized GAA pitch, two soccer pitches and a rugby pitch, all fully floodlit, is due for completion in September 2011 in time for the 2011/2012 academic year. The Pavilion Building comprises changing rooms, squad rooms, coaching rooms, together with bar, restaurant and conference facilities. The development will cost €9m, which will be funded from a number of sources including income raised from the operation of the facility and from funding generated from campus based commercial activities.

The University of Limerick has a proud tradition of providing excellent sports facilities for its students, staff and the wider community. The University Arena, with Ireland's first Olympic sized pool, a boathouse with Ireland's only indoor powered rowing tank, an outdoor all weather athletic facilities and numerous field sports pitches are just some of the facilities available.

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Re: university of limerick

Postby lukejr » Thu May 12, 2011 2:11 pm

Anyone have an update on the UL Medical Building, I was around UL the other week and there doesn't seem to be any progress since Christmas? As the project stalled?
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Re: university of limerick

Postby lukejr » Thu May 12, 2011 2:48 pm

lukejr wrote:Anyone have an update on the UL Medical Building, I was around UL the other week and there doesn't seem to be any progress since Christmas? As the project stalled?


It has stopped, according to this Limerick Leader article from early April, which means that construction stopped sometime in mid March.

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/work_stops_at_university_of_limerick_medical_school_1_2572676

CONSTRUCTION work has halted at the site of the €16m medical school at the University of Limerick, with fears that it may not open as planned this coming September.

Work on site had been slowing down since Christmas, and came to a complete standstill a fortnight ago.

It remains unclear when the outstanding works will resume, but the university is in discussions with the main contractor.


Looks like the group is being wound up:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0504/1224296003488.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0422/1224295255509.html
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