Palacete Guerreirinho and Escola de Saúde help solve the lack of rooms for students in Faro

Universidade do Algarve considers that the building where the Escola Superior de Saúde used to function is "great" to be transformed into a residence

The building where the Escola Superior de Saúde and the Palácio da Família Guerreiro (Palacete Guerreirinho) used to be located may be transformed into university residences, according to the intervention plan for the requalification and construction of student residences, which was published yesterday, Tuesday Tuesday, February 26, in Diário da República. The University of Algarve (UAlg) welcomes the measure and says the buildings can help build a "solid solution" for the lack of student accommodation in Faro.

In relation to the building where the School of Health functioned, the University of Algarve had already advanced which was studying its retraining to accommodate students, so the inclusion of the building in this plan, by the Government, meets the pretensions of the Algarve academy.

The Palácio da Família Guerreiro, which served as a mess for army officers, is also included in the National Building Rehabilitation Fund and can now be transformed into a residence for students. However, to what the Sul Informação he found that there are already those who are beginning to contest the use, for this purpose, of the beautiful building built in 1936 by order of Francisco Guerreiro Pereira Júnior.

Building where the School of Health used to function

UAlg official source, contacted by Sul Informação, said that the dean Paulo Águas «has congratulated the decision that helps to build a solid path to solve the problem of lack of accommodation» for students.

In addition, the Algarve academy considers "important the step taken by the Government" and that "the construction of a residence is a good solution to dispose of the former facilities of the School of Health", which is an "optimal space" for this purpose.

However, UAlg sends, for later, more clarifications on when the works can begin.

Although the published decree-law does not mention the number of beds that will be made available in Faro, Antena 1 advanced that there will be 200.

According to the decree-law, the two buildings, which were included in the National Fund for the Rehabilitation of Buildings (FNRE), are part of «a set of properties of the State's direct and indirect Administration that are currently degraded and unused, and that, due to their location and characteristics, they have great potential for meeting, in the short term, shortages of affordable housing in urban centers».

Over the next 60 days, «the FNRE management company communicates the evaluation results of each property and the conclusions of the analysis of its suitability for integration in the FNRE to the property management entity and to higher education institutions with headquarters or organic units in the municipality. where the property is located».

In addition to the integration of properties in the FNRE, to be reconverted, the intervention plan helps to finance the creation of accommodation for students through the requalification of residences, creation of new ones and by providing temporary accommodation when necessary, and universities can do so. do in collaboration with other entities, public or private.