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Trinity College Dublin to Build Affordable Rooms

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Trinity College Dublin is proposing the demolition of its student accommodation building constructed in the 1970s, replacing it with a modern building.

The plans call for the construction of accommodation for 358 students across 50 apartments.

Laura Beston, president of the students' union in Trinity has welcomed the plans as it will be the best value within the college and one of the most affordable in Ireland.

Although the college is borrowing to finance the redevelopment project, this will not push up prices for students, according to a Trinity spokesperson.

The rising cost of student accommodation has been widely reported and some colleges have been criticised recently for hiking rents.

To help achieve a lower cost, bedrooms in the newly built accommodation will share bathroom facilities rather than being equipped with en-suites. It is hoped that the design will lead to rents that are 15-20% lower than the existing en-suite rooms at Trinity Hall.

The proposed development will be eight storeys tall at its highest point and is due to be completed by 2023.