URJC to Build 2 Halls of Residence in Fuenlabrada and Móstoles

28 January 2019 – La Vanguardia

The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) announced today the construction of two new lecture halls, on its campuses in Aranjuez and Fuenlabrada, as well as the construction of two new halls of residence for students during the course of 2019, which will be located in the towns of Fuenlabrada and Móstoles.

The news was announced this morning by the rector of the university, Javier Ramos, during a speech (…) in which he highlighted that the new facilities “will benefit the more than 46,000 students at this public university in Madrid”.

Ramos explained that building work has already started on the new lecture hall on the Aranjuez campus – and that it will be followed soon by another new lecture hall on the Fuenlabrada campus. He added that, during the course of this year, work will also start on the construction of two halls of residence, one in Fuenlabrada and one in Móstoles.

Moreover, the rector revealed that work is also being performed on projects to construct new buildings on the Móstoles and Alcorcón campuses, as well as to renovate the property that the university recently acquired on Calle de Buen Suceso in Madrid (…).

Ramos reiterated that the URJC is positioned “at the forefront of research”, citing data from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), which “places the URJC as the third university in Spain, due to the impact of its publications, based on citations from its scientific articles, with a score of 68.5 out of 100)” (…).

Original story: La Vanguardia 

Translation: Carmel Drake

Final Approval For Intermodal Logistics Centre In Aranjuez

11 February 2015 – misnaves.es

The Community of Madrid has granted the final approval for a specific amendment to the Urban Plan for Aranjuez, which will make way for the construction of the so-called Intermodal Logistics Centre, the first one of its kind to be built in the south of the Community of Madrid.

The centre will be constructed on a surface area of 34 hectares and will be completed in two phases, with investment from Adif expected to amount to €13 million and €8.5 million in each phase, respectively.

Previously, the central Government had already created the company Mixta Madrid Sur Logística Aranjuez, in which Adif holds a 47% stake; the remaining 53% is held by three private companies, which contributed initial share capital of €4.5million.

According to the mayor, “this approval will allow us to expand the railway network structure, to create a logistics centre in Aranjuez that will receive trains travelling along the Valencia-Madrid corridor, amongst others”. The mayor also highlighted that “the development of this logistics centre represents a new opportunity for both direct and indirect employment in Aranjuez”.

In addition to the surface area that the platform itself will occupy, the plot offers a further 70,000 square metres of space where other activities may be conducted, not only industrial but also tertiary including as hotels and the like. In total, the plot measures 350,000 square metres.

Original story: misnaves.es

Translation: Carmel Drake