By Cathy Elelman • 06 July 2020 • 13:06
IMPORTANCE: The project represents “the restoration of a historic and monumental building in an idyllic environment”, according to the Almeria provincial council Development Deputy
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria
IT is full steam ahead on plans to convert the old Huercal-Overa station standing on what is now a Green Way walking and cycling route into a leisure and outdoor activity hub, Almeria provincial council reports.
Works have already got going on the €380,000 project, for which the Diputacion is providing funding under its Municipal Investment Plans.
Huercal-Overa Council has announced it will put out to tender the management of the main building for its use as a restaurant, cafe and museum, plus it will provide local sports clubs with their own space.
“We are talking about the restoration of a historic and monumental building in an idyllic environment in a unique natural zone,” commented Diputacion Development deputy Oscar Lira on a visit to the station on Sunday.
The conversion works are due to be completed at the beginning of next year.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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