By Linda Hall • 03 December 2022 • 19:02
PSOE PROTEST: Councillors leave the Pilar de la Horadada chamber
Photo credit: Pilar de la Horadada town hall
The PSOE socialists were absent from the vote after leaving the council chamber in protest, claiming they had received extremely short notice that the demolition would be added to the agenda.
La Paloma, approved by the PSOE town hall of the day, was halted in 2001 after running over-budget. It cost €8.8 million and has never been used.
Pilar town hall’s project involves demolishing what is left of the building while rehabilitating its existing underground car park for 252 vehicles. A new building will be put up in its place for use as municipal offices, explained Pilar’s mayor Jose Maria Perez.
A €2.9 million first phase includes demolishing La Paloma (€394,000), modifying the car park (€418,000), plus levelling and preparing the cleared site for the new building and others that could be constructed in future.
The €2.4 million second phase envisages a 1,498-square metre multi-purpose building with computer rooms, a function room, 30 Social Services public attention points and a restaurant amongst other features.
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