Pictured are: Mr Ger Ronayne, Director, JJ Rhatigan & Co, Mr Padraic Rhatigan, Director, J.J. Rhatigan & Co, Professor Don Barry, UL President, Mr Robert Reidy, Director Buildings & Estates, UL, John Field, Director of Finance, UL.
€11 million building contract signed for Industrial Enterprise Centre at UL
Project estimated to create 80 construction related jobs in Limerick
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.