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Revamp of main San Pedro square to take six months

A mock-up of the fountain, the umbrellas and the beds which will contain a variety of plants.
A mock-up of the fountain, the umbrellas and the beds which will contain a variety of plants. / SUR
  • The transformation of the Plaza de la Iglesia will get under way imminently and will be completed more quickly than first thought

Refurbishment works to be carried out on the Plaza de la Iglesia in San Pedro, a major square in the town centre where both the town hall and the main church are located, will begin imminently, according to sources from the mayor's office.

The modernisation of this central part of the town will be carried out by the construction firm Guamar S.A. The company was chosen over ten competitors because it managed to lower the budget of the bid by over 25% to 1,024,659 euros and reduce the time frame of the project from ten to six months.

The works will be carried out as part of the financially sustainable investments plan - funds assigned in 2016 - and will begin in the coming days, once the act to confirm the works is signed.

This is the most ambitious work planned during the tenure of the current deputy mayor for San Pedro as it aims to modernise and refurbish the entire central plaza, providing aesthetic and structural solutions at all levels.

Works will be carried out to provide new surfacing, access, lighting and underground parking. There will also be efforts made to create shaded areas and to improve the functionality of the space so that it can better host events.

There will also be a focus on nature, with new species planted and efforts made to preserve the existing trees in the area, according to San Pedro's deputy mayor, Rafael Piña.