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Walloon government grants €5.86 million to build and renovate 100 student housing units in Gembloux



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On December 18, 2023, the Walloon Government confirmed the award of a €5.86 million subsidy for the construction and renovation of 100 public student housing units on the Gembloux campus. This project is fully in line with ULiège's social and environmental policy.

As part of the recovery plan for Wallonia, the Walloon government launched a call for projects to facilitate access to housing by creating and renovating public-interest housing specifically for students. In view of the time required to respond to the call, the Board of Directors has decided to use the updated needs analysis already carried out for Gembloux to submit a subsidy request for the creation and renovation of 100 student housing units on this campus, while the needs analysis for the Arlon campus is still under consideration.

The project involves the construction of a new 45-bed building (G150) and the overall renovation of Home (G029), which will increase its capacity to 55 beds. At the same time, the number of beds in the Maison Nord-Sud will be reduced from 62 to 45 units. Overall, capacity on campus will increase from 123 to 145 low-cost housing units, some of which will now be accessible to people with reduced mobility.

To make this project a reality, the services housed in building G053 will have to be relocated. In addition, the university restaurant currently located on the lower floors of the Home (G029) will be replaced by a new 300 m² cafeteria.

This real estate operation will give the student community access to more quality accommodation at moderate rents, while complying with the highest environmental standards. With this project, ULiège is fully committed to its strategy of social and environmental transition.

Photo: Home G029 - ULiège

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