| The vice-rector for Infrastructure Planning, accompanied by technical and administrative staff, visits the recently completed construction | The work of the new classroom of the Health Sciences campus of the University of Murcia, located in the vicinity of the Virgen de la Arrixaca University Hospital, has already been completed.
Last Monday, May 18, the vice-rector for Infrastructure Planning, Mª Belén López, together with the technical and administrative personnel responsible for the project, visited the new building to check the state of the facilities and certify the end of the works. During the next few days, the procedures to equip the building and provide it with teaching furniture, practice laboratories and other elements for its implementation will begin.
For the acquisition of this equipment it will be necessary to have the help of the Ministry of Employment and Universities; The objective is for this building to become a reference teaching facility in the field of Health Sciences.
Forecasts indicate that it could become operational during the second half of 2021. The classroom has about 17,000 m2 distributed in 7 floors, it has 18 teaching classrooms, 22 practice rooms, 16 group work rooms, a study room and 8 laboratories.
Its construction was awarded to the company Acciona Construcciones SA in the amount of 10.4 million euros, financed, in part, thanks to the contribution of the Ministry of Employment and Universities through the allocation of funds from the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Program the Region of Murcia. The opening of the building will mean the definitive transfer of sanitary degrees to the Health Sciences campus of El Palmar.
This will imply an increase in the number of students, teachers, researchers and administration and services staff on the aforementioned campus.
For this reason, the UMU, together with the Murcia City Council and the Segura Hydrographic Conference, recently enabled a new access to the campus in the eastern area, which is expected to prepare, redirect and improve traffic in the university environment.
Source: Universidad de Murcia