Tierney Building, UL

Project: Tierney Building, University of Limerick
Completion Date: 2011
Client: Plassey Campus Developments Ltd
Project Value: €8.2m
Services Provided: Full civil and structural engineering and project supervisor design process (PSDP)
Project Size: 3,775 m2

Project Description

This project consisted of a 5-storey building based on the integration of facilities for students and staff such as laboratories, research space, meeting rooms and two lecture halls. The building was constructed using a range of sustainable features. The reinforced concrete framed building is located on a site within the University Campus, adjoining a Special Area of Conservation. The site has poor ground conditions and a high water table. The building was constructed on piled foundations and plant facilities are located on the top level. The project also involved extensive associated site works. The diversions of existing roads and extensive underground services serving existing buildings and car parking facilities were carried out as part of an enabling works contract prior to the main building contract. The enabling works contract also involved extensions of two existing car parking facilities creating over 60 additional car parking spaces, as well as associated paths and landscape treatment.

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