BENIDORM’S NEW police station took a step closer to reality after the town hall revealed draft plans for the building at a press conference last week.
The basic project has already been sent to the Ministry of the Interior, awaiting approval from technicians attached to the General Directorate of Police, who will review and verify that it meets all the conditions.
Drawn up by architects Rafael Landete and José Manuel Escobedo, the proposed building will have a basement, ground floor and two floors with a constructed area of 9,600 m2.
The plot of land earmarked for the new headquarters is directly opposite the law courts, close to the main bus station on the outskirts of the city.
Proposed access for the 5000 square metre building includes a direct underground passage from the police station into the adjacent law courts.
The facilities are divided into three distinct spaces, one designated as a public area dealing with ID and passport issues.
Another area will be designated as a detention zone, complete with temporary cells and underground access to the courthouse.
The remainder of the station will be a private police area with shooting gallery, gym, changing rooms, office and workshop for police vehicles.
The building is presented as a modern, accessible police station with secure zones, independent entry for detainees and a careful design that gives priority to the entrance of natural light.
The next step will be for the technicians of the Directorate General of Police to draft the execution project and for the Ministry to tender the work.