FUENGIROLA COUNCIL has begun building a €1 million apartment block to house those in need.
The 445.32 square metre building, located between Calles Salvador Rodriguez Navas and Arapiles, will also have an underground carpark. One of the properties will also include nine bedrooms and will offer assistance.
The town’s Mayor, Ana Mula, visited the site together with the Councillor for Town Planning, Maria Hernandez, and revealed the project will be completed in January 2018. Mayor Mula explained, “weput together a tender for the works, receiving offers from quite a few companies. It was awarded to company Easy 2000.” She added,“they are ambitious works because it is creating a social housing building, in the heart of the city and at an unbeatable place.”
The building, which stands on the site of former accommodation for teachers next to Sohail School, covers five floors and a basement. The works began at the beginning of this year, although the school holidays were used to carry out the demolition of the previous building so the school was not affected.
According to Maria Hernandez, “when we started the works we found layers of cemented sandstone, which could not be drilled…so we decided to get rid of one of the parking floors for the safety of the adjoining properties which are very old since we did not know the exact condition of the building or its foundations.”
Commenting on the project, Mayor Mula explained, “we believe that there is a sector of the population we need to reach: people living alone, who have no family, have no resources or have insufficient money to rent… and that is why we planned this initiative, where around a dozen people could live together using private spaces and common areas, such as a kitchen or a dining room, with a minimum economic contribution” She concluded, “the rest will be housing for families with special situations.”
Mayor Mula explained there had been a slight delay to works so far, saying “I have strongly urged the company that they must undertake the remaining work with much more agility and speed, using extraordinary measures.”