By Isha Sesay • 19 November 2019 • 20:02
RESTORATION: Ports de les Illes Balears will spend €7 to 8 million to revive the fishing barracks in Portocolom Mallorca. Credit: Gori Vicens.
PORTS de les Illes Balears (Ports IB) have announced their plans to restore the Portocolom fisherman barracks in Felanitx Mallorca.
Euro Weekly News understand that the government entity plans to invest between €7 and 8 million for the restoration, which forms part of a larger project for the coastal area.
Built in the 19th century, the barracks serve as an essential element of the port, storing tools in the summer and sheltering small boats during the winter.
In a joint project with the Patrimoni department of the Consell de Mallorca, the restoration will strengthen the structure of the barracks, both inside and out, whilst keeping the traditional characterisers of a fisherman’s house.
At the end of July 2018, Ports IB assumed ownership of the barracks, with the vast majority of the property being managed by the Portocolom Nautical Club.
No date has been confirmed for the start of the work, however the restoration will be executed within the current legislature. Meanwhile, Ports IB must decide what it will do with the barracks once they have been restored.
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