The Minister of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society, Carolina Pascual, has met today in the City Council of Dénia with the mayor, Vicent Grimalt, and the councilors involved in the project to rehabilitate the Torrecremada estate to adapt it to its new use as a university facility: Melani Ivars, Councilor for Education; M. Josep Ripoll, Councilor for Territory; Y Óscar Mengual, councilor delegate to the monitoring commission of the collaboration agreement between the University of Alacant and the town hall.
The objective of the meeting has been to specify the steps to be followed to immediately put out to tender, during the month of May, the project, in which a total of € 500.000 (250.000 each administration) are invested this year, out of the total of 2,5 , XNUMX million to which it amounts.
The project, already drawn up by the city council, contemplates the rehabilitation of the building, from the mid-XNUMXth century, and the adaptation to the new teaching functionality. Therefore, it includes the fitting out of classrooms, workshops and offices for teachers on the first and second floors, and two exhibition and multifunctional spaces on the ground floor and on the first floor.
The execution period for the rehabilitation is 9 months and the works are expected to end in 2022, so that the degrees that the University of Alicante will impart could start in the academic year 2022-2023.
Three-way meeting on the future university campus of excellence in Dénia
This was followed by a second three-way working meeting, with representatives of the Ministry, the City Council and the University of Alicante, to advance the details of the training offer that will host the Torrecremada estate and the future university campus of excellence in Denia.
At the meeting, the dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Luis Gras, has reported that the university will present in a period of two weeks the study of needs for the implementation of the Degree in Gastronomy of the UA in Dénia, within the university campus of excellence .