The second phase of the transformation of central Torremolinos is well under way and during a visit to the works on Wednesday, the town's mayor, José Ortiz, announced that the new Plaza Costa del Sol would be complete by December.
Ortiz described the project as "the most emblematic and transformative project" in the town since the 1960s and that it would be for the "enjoyment" not only the new influx of tourists but residents too.
While underground work has been ongoing since January, this second phase is all above ground and has been divided into three parts to minimise the disruption to shoppers and business owners in the area.
The first will take place in July and August between Avenida Palma de Mallorca and its intersection with Calle Cauce. Next, in September and October, work will take place between Calle Cruz and Calle Hoyo, up to Avenida Los Manantiales. The final stage, which will be completed in December, will be in the centre, from Calle Cauce to Avenida Los Manantiales, in front of the Doña María Barrabino house.
In time for Christmas
Town Planning councillor Maribel Tocón, also present on Wednesday, announced that "this Christmas we'll have a new Torremolinos".
She also said that works at El Bajondillo were almost complete, barring the installation of lighting.