Beautification of a Historical Part of Gibraltar

Governor’s Parade before the work Credit: Bjørn CC

AS part of its planned urban renewal programme, the Gibraltar Government is starting work to improve the outlook of Governor’s Parade, popularly known as the ‘Piazella’.

The works will include the replacing of the concrete benches, which will include some specifically designed to be accessible for wheelchairs users.  New flooring, lighting, trees and planters will also form part of the extensive embellishment of the square.

The project is one of the first Government projects to obtain formal planning permission under the new Town Planning Act.  Works will be carried out in stages in order to allow access to the restaurants in the area and cause minimum disruption to residents.

Works are scheduled to commence shortly and will include the replacing of the trees currently in place which are in poor condition and as the four trees are removed they will be replaced by six which are more likely to thrive well in the setting.

It is around 50 years since the area was last refurbished and should become another attractive and important social and cultural hub in the heart of the city.

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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page