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University of Limerick

The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. The University of Limerick campus is located 5km from Limerick City and 36km from Shannon International Airport.

The University of Limerick is a Smarter Travel Campus. With the support of Limerick Smarter Travel the University is committed to the promotion of sustainable modes of travel. 

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Campus Cycling Facilities

Waste Management

The Buildings and Estates Department is responsible for the collection and disposal of waste generated on campus. The University's waste management strategy aims to reduce as far as possible the amount of waste going to landfill. The Waste Policy sets out to achieve best industry practice in waste management whereby the reduction of waste generated on campus and its segreagation at source into recyclable waste streams aims to ensure targets set by the Regional Waste Management Plan are met and exceeded. Onsite waste management where collection and sorting of recyclable materials has reduced landfill-destined waste by close to 65%. The use of only four waste compactors serving a population of 12000 is a testament to the success of this strategy.

For details on the various recycling streams in operation please click here.

Space Management

The University of Limerick sits on a 148 hectare (366 acres) campus comprising 50 hectares (123 acres) on the north bank and 98 hectares (243 acres) on the south bank. With the completion of the Analog and MSSI Phase 2 buildings in 2015, the gross area of all buildings on campus is 228,293m² (2,457,325 million square feet).

Space is a University resource on which there is a very high demand. The Buildings and Estates Department endeavours to allocate space in the most equitable manner possible given the space constraints under which it operates. All space on campus is the property of the University of Limerick and the Buildings and Estates Department has been tasked with the responsibility of managing and allocating this space in accordance with the policy set by the President and the Executive Committee. Any given Faculty, Division, Department or School does not own space as such, rather it is assigned according to the ever changing requirements of the University. Utilisation of space is constantly monitored by the Buildings and Estates Department. The University, via the Buildings and Estates Department, reallocates space from time to time in accordance with the best interests of the University. In accordance with the Space Rationalisation Plan and the needs of the University, faculty and staff may also, from time to time, be required to move office. Offices left vacant by faculty and staff on sabbatical etc. can be reallocated for the duration of the sabbatical.

Faculty and staff should note that while every effort is made to cater for the space requirements of all groups, it may not always be possible to meet the demand for space of all groups. Prior to requesting additional space, all Faculties, Divisions, Departments, Schools, Units etc. are asked to review the utilisation of the space currently assigned to them with a view to resolving their space difficulties without the requirement for additional space. 

It is the policy of the Buildings and Estates Department that any proposed office or lab moves should be notified to the Buildings and Estates Department and agreed in advance. This is the case even if the proposed moves are considered to be internal departmental moves. 

Requests for additional office space should be directed to Brian Considine in room AM-066 at extension 3421

Please remember also that space is a very valuable resource, which is in very high demand across the University. All Faculties, Divisions, Departments etc. should return for reallocation, any space which is not being used to its full capacity. 

Space Management Protocol 
The Space Management Protocol as approved by Executive Committee in November 2007, with subsequent revisions in March 2009 is available here


In the event of an emergency please dial extension 3333 (internally) or 061-213333. 

The Buildings and Estates Department has overall responsibility for the provision of security services for the University and traffic management. The security service is provided on a 24hr/7day basis for the entire (340 acres) campus.

At peak times, there can be in excess of 10,000 people, 2,100 cars, together with a constant stream of deliveries/collections of all types and descriptions, necessary to service the day-to-day functions of the University. With this level of activity, the porters/service/security staff operate in a very busy environment. 

While the Buildings and Estates Department are responsible for security in the Campus, student, faculty and staff are requested to report anyone acting suspiciously or causing damage to property to campus security at 061-234600 (ext.4600).

Campus Security Service -  During normal working hours, UL porter/service staff, supplemented by contracted Security staff, provides the campus security service. Outside of normal working hours, the campus security service is provided by contracted security staff.

Incidents - In the event of an incident, users of the campus facilities are requested to report the incident immediately to Security, who will take the necessary action.

Persons involved in an incident are requested to complete the University of Limerick "SECURITY INCIDENT REPORT FORM" and submit the completed form to the Campus Security Centre located at the Reserved Visitors Car Park or to Security at Main Reception in the Main Building outside of office hours or e-mail:

Accidents - In the event of an accident involving injury to people or dangerous occurrences (i.e. near misses), users of the campus facilities are requested to report the accident immediately to the UL Safety Officer,  if after 17h00, to Security at the Campus Security Centre located at the Reserved Visitors Car Park or UL Main Reception, after which the necessary action will be taken.

 Persons involved in an accident are requested to complete the Accident Report form, which is available on the Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences page of the Health and Safety website here or on ( Completed forms should be submitted to the Safety Officer.

Emergency Contact Numbers

*      UL Security                -      061-234600 (ext. 4600)

*      24 hour UL Campus Emergency Number       -    061 - 213333 / 202700  (ext. 3333 / 2700)

*      Gardaí                         -      061 - 212400 / 999

*      Students Union          -      061 - 202324

*      University Hospital    -     061 - 301111

*      St. John's Hospital     -      061- 415822

*      Rape Crisis Centre      -      1800 311511


Waste Paper/Cardboard 
Paper can be recycled via the recycling scheme currently in operation throughout the University. Blue bins for paper recycling are provided in each office. Waste paper/cardboard is collected according to the schedule available here (pdf format).

Paper recycling in the Main Building is carried out as follows: 
Block A & B - Weekly every Wednesday starting at 10.30am onwards
Block C, D & E - Weekly every Tuesday starting at 10.30am onwards 

Recycling facilities are available at various locations throughout the campus. See the map here


Other recyclables are sorted for collection by external processors




Main Building , Block E, EG - 008, Murphy Tower (Tower 12)
Main Building. Block B, Adjacent to McLaughlin Tower (Tower 5) 


Main Building , Block E, EG - 008, Murphy Tower (Tower 12) 
Main Building, Block B, Adjacent to McLaughlin Tower (Tower 5)


Main Building , Block E, EG - 008, Murphy Tower (Tower 12)


Main Building , Block E, EG - 008, Murphy Tower (Tower 12)


Electrical Items

The disposal of WEEE is licensed in accordance with the Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations of 2005 and the subsequent Amendment 2008. Requests to dispose of WEEE should be directed in the first instance to   Generally, most WEEE would be removed by the Buildings Office team to a holding area whereupon it is collected once a month by our Waste Management service provider and disposed of in accordance with the aforementioned legislation. However, depending on the size/weight of an individual item or the volume of multiple items of WEEE concerned arrangements may differ.  In the event that the Building and Estates Department anticipate difficulties or unnecessary expenditure removing WEEE to the holding area, a separate once off collection from source maybe arranged with a waste management contractor and as a result the unit disposing of the equipment may incur the cost of this work. Please do not leave WEEE on corridors, other communal spaces or the campus grounds.

University staff disposing of equipment should be aware of the University's Assets Disposal Policy. Full details are available on the UL Finance Department webpages here:

Toners and Ink Cartridges

Departments can contact for details on an external contractor who will collect toners and ink cartridges free of charge.


The external bins for the disposal of batteries is located at Main Building. Block B, Adjacent to McLaughlin Tower (Tower 5).


There is a container available for the disposal of waste timber/metal for recycling located at the Maintenance Compound area, please contact the Buildings Office for more details.

Organic Waste

All catering outlets are provided with brown bins for the recycling of organic waste. These are collected weekly by the University Waste Contractor.


Should you wish to dispose of items of furniture (desks, chairs, pedestal units, filing cabinets) from your office area please contact the Buildings Office to make arrangements for removal. Please do not leave items out on corridors.

Laboratory Equipment

Departments wishing to dispose of pieces of lab equipment must make arrangements directly with relevant contractors for this. The Building and Estates Department does not have space available for the storage of items.

Confidential Paper Shredding

University departments must make their own arrangements for shredding confidential papers to safeguard the security of confidential information.  See related UL Policy on Records Management.

Departments have the option of hiring paper shredding company to come on site and provide confidential certified paper shredding services.   Contact the vendor directly for details, to arrange pick-up and shredding, and invoicing. 

·         DGD - DGD Papers Limited, Bay M1,Raheen Business Park,Limerick. Tel: 061 491 333

·         Mr. Binman - Luddenmore, Grange, Kilmallock, Limerick. Tel: 061 359000

If your office shreds your own paper on site, please leave shredded paper in clear plastic bags and place outside your office door for collection. The shredded paper will get recycled.


The Buildings and Estates Department provides a porter service to support the running of the University. These services include the preparation of lecture rooms for pending classes including special lecture requirements, movement of material between departments, supplies, printed matter and A4 paper from Print room, A.V support for external buildings, Distribution of goods from Delivery Department. Preparations of exam centres, etc. 

The Services Supervisor, Mr Donncha Corrigan manages the Porter Service.



Main Building
 Ext 2001/2006

Engineering Research / Languages Building
 Ext 3326

Glucksman Library

 Ext 3067

Foundation Building
 Ext 2673

Computer Science Building
 Ext 3569

Kemmy/Schuman Building 
 Ext 2740 / 2725

Student Centre
 Ext 2324

Schrodinger/PESS Building
 Ext 2863

Health Sciences Building

 Ext 3507

GEMS Building
 Ext 3507

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
 Ext 3507



The portering service can be contacted at


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