The construction company CHM will carry out the remodeling works of the emblematic park that include a winter theater with 600 seats with a budget of 3.5 million euros, 80 percent co-financed by European funds as part of the EDUSI Strategy The Alicante construction company CHM will be in charge of the Almansa Park remodeling works, which will begin in a month and include the construction of a 600-seat winter theater.
The mayor José Miguel Luengo and the business director of the winning company, David Nicolás, signed this morning at the San Javier City Council the contract for the works that have a budget of 3.5 million euros and a maximum execution period of 18 months.
The works, which include the expansion of the existing tree mass in the park, are part of the EDUSI Strategy "San Javier, a Living City" and are financed 80 percent by European funds. After signing the contract, the mayor José Miguel Luengo and the councilor for Public Services, María Dolores Ruiz, accompanied by the representatives of the winning company and the architects of the winning project, Miguel Martínez and Pau Batalla visited the park that occupies 32,000 square meters in the urban center of the town.
"Today is a great day for San Javier" remarked the mayor, José Miguel Luengo who claimed the iconic nature of the park where the San Javier festivals are held and which will now reinforce its cultural commitment with a winter theater a few meters away, in addition to enhance its value as a green lung in the urban area and its enjoyment by residents of all ages. David Nicolás, CHM Business Director affirmed that he was "aware that it is an emblematic work for the municipality" and thus conveyed to the Government team "tranquility and confidence that we are going to put all the necessary resources so that it remains how it should be ".
Nicolás announced that the administrative procedures prior to the start of the works that he anticipates in a month have already begun.
The works, which will force the park to be closed, will be carried out in two phases, one for the reorganization of the entire enclosure and the other for the construction of the theater, which will overlap for a time. The architect Miguel Martínez, who together with Pau Batalla won the national ideas competition called by the City Council for the remodeling of the park, expressed his satisfaction at the start of the works with which it is intended to "unify the park as an extension of the city from the work areas towards the leisure and rest areas ".
Integrating and enhancing the enjoyment of the park by the neighbors is the objective of the remodeling that eliminates concrete and increases the trees with the planting of more than 200 new pines.
Miguel Martínez highlighted the cultural reinforcement of the park with the new theater and the integration of teaching centers such as the Conservatory, which will be able to use a small open-air bleacher that includes the enclosure. Martínez highlighted the prominence of the citizen in front of the vehicle in the park from where the parking lots that will be repositioned in battery on the perimeter of the enclosure and in the parking lot that will be created in the current garden that occupies the corner of the park with Garroferos street.
The perimeter of the enclosure will create small access squares to the park that will have skateboarding tracks, will maintain the bowling lane, playgrounds separated by age, a large fountain in the center and a large tree mass distributed throughout the enclosure.
The winter theater will be built on the current civic center, being linked by a pergola with the existing bar area.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier