Cost of new student centre at University of Limerick rises €10m due to ‘hyperinflation’

Completion of the new 3,529 sq m building has been delayed by four years due to Covid and rising costs

An artist’s impression of UL’s new student centre. The university now expects it will cost €29.1 million, nearly €10 million more than was initially budgeted for its construction. Picture: University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is aiming to complete construction of its new student centre by 2024, four years after it was due to be finished, at a cost of €30 million.

The fee represents a rise of nearly €10 million on the figure initially budgeted by UL for the project, and comes after years of delays due to Covid-19 and “hyperinflation”.

The university believes the centre will not be completed until early 2024 following ...