Approved candidacy of the U.Porto to the PRR to build a new residence in Asprela
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The University of Porto saw an application approved for the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) to proceed with the construction of a university residence with 206 beds on the land next to the Faculty of Sports.

To the Lusa agency, the University of Porto said today that the future Asprela Residence will be built in an area of ​​five thousand square meters and will have a total capacity of 206 beds.

The student residence will allow “doubling the accommodation offer of the U. Porto Social Services”, currently served by only two residences (Paranhos and Jayme Rios de Souza) that house 236 beds in total.

The project is financed with 6.7 million euros by the Recovery and Resilience Plan, although it is expected to amount to 9 million euros, the rest being funded by the university.

The new residence will have 206 rooms, eight of which are accessible and intended for students with reduced mobility.

The typology of the 206 rooms will be individual, with access to a private bathroom, and comprise an area of ​​10.69 square meters, “respecting the technical standards for accommodation of higher education students”, emphasizes the university.

The ground floor of the future university residence will include 18 simple rooms with bathroom and eight rooms for students with reduced mobility, while the remaining floors (1, 2 and 3) will have 60 rooms per floor, divided into three wings of 20 rooms with bathroom.

The residence will also house different common spaces, such as study rooms, kitchens, leisure spaces and dining spaces. The basement is intended for support spaces, such as storage rooms, collective laundry and other necessary technical facilities.

“Given the location of the residence next to the sports facilities of the Faculty of Sports, the project does not foresee the construction of a gym, since residents will be able to attend the services available in the areas surrounding the university”, adds the U.Porto.

The Asprela Residence is the seventh University of Porto project approved by the PRR under the National Program for Higher Education Accommodation, which aims to create 15,000 beds in accommodation for Higher Education students by 2026.

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