University of West Macedonia Student Accommodation via a PPP (EBRD-17233)

  • Greece
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Kozani, Florina, Kastoria, Ptolemaida
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University of Western Macedonia
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  • Education and Health
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Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 7, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 15, 2023

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As stated by the EBRD:

UoWM, via this project of strategic importance, aims at addressing current accommodation needs and at providing modern energy efficient building facilities, bringing together the activities of the University and having a positive impact on the educational and research experience of the West Macedonia Region. Also, the UoWM sets out to become the first Greek zero-emission university laying the foundation for the transition period of the West Macedonia Region.

The Project envisages the construction of student residences and supporting facilities in four sites: Kozani, Florina, Kastoria and Ptolemaida, with total capacity in beds 350, 150, 150 and 100 respectively:

  • Kozani campus: the land plot is owned by the UoWM (provided by the State) and is located north of Kozani’s Active Urban Planning Zone. The planned infrastructure includes the construction of student accommodation and catering facilities (two buildings proposed for student residences, three buildings for catering purposes, communal areas and reception/administration respectively), and construction of approximately a 700-people capacity conference centre / amphitheatre to accommodate the University’s events, lectures and laboratories.
  • Florina campus: the land plot is located north of the city of Florina adjacent to a regional road. The project includes the construction of 150 student dormitories, catering facilities, communal and green areas. The infrastructure is proposed to be built on 4 levels.
  • Kastoria campus: the land plot is within the area where the existing university campus is situated. The project includes the construction of 150 student dormitories, catering facilities, communal and green areas. The infrastructure is proposed to be built on 3 levels.
  • Ptolemaida campus: the land plot is located within the area owned by the former military campus and part of it has been proposed to be granted by the National Defense Fund to the Municipality of Eordaia for its indefinite use via a concession agreement. The project includes the construction of 100 student dormitories, catering facilities, communal and green areas.
  • All above facilities are directed exclusively for the use of civilian students based strictly on socio-economic criteria (below average).
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General enquiries to the EBRD:

Phone: +44 20 7338 7168

Beneficiary - University of Western Macedonia:

Phone: +302461056212
Address: University of Western Macedonia, Active Urban Planning Zone (ZEP), 50100 Kozani


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