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Forming an important part of the University of Limerick’s new student facilities, a steel-framed building accommodating a climbing wall is nearing completion.

Working on behalf of main contractor Monami Construction, Fox Bros Engineering has supplied 90t of steelwork for the frame.

The steelwork has been delivered to site in large pre-assembled elements, which included columns up to 20m-long, with the heaviest steel section weighing 4t.

According to the university, the climbing wall will be Ireland’s tallest, standing at 21m-high and able to cater for the new Olympic sport of speed climbing. The climbing wall is expected to be complete by May.

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