• UL to Limerick City Walk and Cycleway
UL and Corbally shared walk and cycleway has been shortlisted in the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award category in the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017. Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media

Limerick to UL/ Corbally route, Team Limerick Clean-up and HAP offices all up for more awards.

Limerick City and County Council is in the running for three more awards following the announcement of the shortlists for three separate awards ceremonies.

The Limerick city centre to UL and Corbally shared walk and cycleway has been shortlisted in the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award category in the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017.

The Flagship project of Limerick Smarter Travel means you can now travel the more than three kilometre route from the University of Limerick or Corbally right into the heart of the city centre along the scenic River Shannon and the canal.

There have been extensive renovations carried out on the existing masonry arch bridges along the original route.  One of the bridges was rebuilt with the original stone and reinforced to cater for the expected footfall, while two others have been re-pointed and widened is some cases.

There is a new asphalt surface the entire length of shared route, edging kerb and new public lighting and CCTV cameras to improve usability into the late evenings.  New seating has also been installed at locations along the route to allow people to take a rest while admiring the beautiful surroundings.

All improvements have been carried out with the needs of people with differing abilities in mind.

UL riverbank walkway

Team Limerick Clean-up (TLC) has been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural National Project Awards.  They have been selected in the Project Management for Social Good category.

More 16,500 volunteers, young and old, took part in this year’s Team Limerick Clean Up 3, sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council.  TLC3 is supported by Mr Binman, Live95Fm and the Limerick Leader.

It was Europe’s biggest spring clean.

Team Limerick Clean-up brings a diverse range of volunteers together including families, community groups, schools, residents’ associations, parishes, and sports clubs from all over the county to clean-up their local area’s in a bid to make Limerick the tidiest and cleanest city in the country.

Every town in the county participated.

In 2017, 68 tonnes of litter was collected on the day equating to approximately 2,600 household wheelie bins of rubbish.

16,779 volunteers helped to clean up Limerick on Good Friday.

Photo: Diarmuid Greene
Team Limerick Clean-up (TLC) has also been shortlisted for an award at the inaugural National Project Awards. Photo: Diarmuid Greene

Meanwhile the HAP Shared Services Centre has been shortlisted in the Fit Out Awards for 2017.

The Fit Out Awards celebrate excellence in the execution of world-class office fit outs, and also the people and clients who drive these projects.

The HAP Shared Services Centre (HAP SSC) is located in The Granary building and has undergone redevelopment works on two floors of the Granary Building.

The office fit-out means that it will be able to cater for additional staff of up to 100 people as the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) scheme expands.

Limerick City and County Council operates the HAP Shared Services Centre on behalf of all 31 local authorities across the country as well as the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.

The HAP SSC project has been shortlisted for Fit Out Project of the Year – Conservation, Fit Out Project of the Year – Public Sector and Fit Out Project of the Year – Small Office over €500,000.

These are the latest awards for which Limerick City and County Council has been nominated.

The local authority is already shortlisted for five Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for Limerick.ie, HAP SSC, Limerick Smarter Travel, Riverfest and the Regeneration Programme.

HAP Shared Services Centre
HAP Shared Services Centre has been shortlisted in the Fit Out Awards for 2017.