University of Limerick has announced the addition of a new 20-house student village to its accommodation portfolio. Located in Rhebogue, 2km from the University’s main campus, the new student village will comprise of 20 new A rated houses increasing the UL managed student accommodation by an additional 80 bedrooms.
With full planning permission in place, construction of the 20 new houses is set to commence next month with full completion and occupation due by August 2023.
The new student village at Rhebogue will be constructed by a private developer and purchased by the University through the UL subsidiary Plassey Campus Centre making it the 9th student village operated by the college.
In order to maintain affordable rental charges for students at the new UL student village, the university has estimated a 27-year period in which the capital costs will be fully recouped.
Student accommodation in Castletroy and the wider Limerick area is totally inadequate according to the College.
The college now provides 2,915 bedrooms which can accommodate 16% of the current student body. The college has provided 600 extra places in response to government requests during the pandemic.
All of the Colleges in the Mid West are to deliver an advertising campaign to encourage local homeowners in the Limerick area to rent rooms in their homes to Limerick higher education students.