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Work begins on the new university residence in the old administrative building (28/07/2020)

| The works have an execution period of 18 months and will result in a residence with the capacity to accommodate up to 270 students | The foundation stone for what will be the new university residence in Cartagena, located in the old administrative building on Sor Francisca Armendáriz street, has been laid on the morning of this Tuesday, July 28, with a symbolic act in which they have participated University officials, together with regional and local authorities.Among the authorities have come the mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, the deputy mayor of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, who will take office this afternoon as the new rector of the UPCT, Beatriz Miguel, the ex-rector of the UPCT, Alejandro Díaz Morcillo, the president from the Regional Assembly, Alberto Castillo and the representative of Micampus Residencias, Ignacio Baselga, among others.The works have an execution period of 18 months and will result in a residence with a capacity for 270 students, 70 more than currently house the Alberto Colao and Calle Caballero residences, which will be replaced.

Alberto Colao will host the offices of the Regional Assembly.

It is planned that the new residence of Sister Francisca Armendáriz can be started for the academic year 2021-2022.The mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, explained that "the City Council has worked from the outset to streamline the license and issues related to the scope of the Department of Urban Planning as it is a great and unique project." In addition, the City Council has invested 359.00 euros in the demolition works of the Misericorcia transformation center, which has been removed to adapt the Plaza de Sor Francisca Armendáriz.

Likewise, it has made an investment in the area where the new residence is located with adaptation works in streets and squares to give more value to this area of ??Cartagena.

In addition, the reforms of Saura street and San Diego ascent will be carried out shortly.

"The reforms will be put out to tender and the execution period will be announced soon," Ana Belén Castejón has announced.For her part, the rector of the UPCT, Beatriz Miguel, has assured that "it is an honor that the first act as rector is the inauguration of the first stone of this building since the history of this residence comes from 2011 when a exchange of buildings between the Regional Assembly, the City of Cartagena and the UPCT, although unfortunately the crisis caused the project to be paralyzed.

""We have kept our word with the Regional Assembly to start the works of this residence.

They complied with granting us a second extension and now we respond.

Thanks to this we hope that this new service can be a reality in a year," said the previous Rector of the UPCT, Alejandro Díaz Morcillo, promoter of management in collaboration with administrations.NEW RESIDENCEThe area will have about 2,000 square meters of extension, of which 1,200 will be mixed pedestrian areas and the rest will be a green area, an accessible pedestrian route and an ornamental fountain, including a children's play area.

It differs from other residences by presenting a medical consultation service via the internet and being equipped with 5G.My Campus Residences is the company that last January obtained the award of the exploitation for 40 years of the future residence of the UPCT in exchange for the reform of the building and its exploitation.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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