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Old Mercacentro to be demolished to make way for brand-new project

Mayor ANa Mula shows images of the project.
Mayor ANa Mula shows images of the project. / SUR
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Fuengirola. The future of the old Mercacentro building in central Fuengirola is now known. The winning project for the renewal of the town's most emblematic place of commerce was revealed on Wednesday by mayor Ana Mula.

The design phase of the project had been put out to tender a few months ago after increasing complaints about the building's state of disrepair and fears over safety.

The new project, presented by Buquerín o Valverde SLP, will see the demolition of the current building and the construction of a new one.

The two-floor building will be constructed using a network of arches and lattices. The ground floor will be completely openplan, while the first will be partially divided up. The lattice structure will help to bathe the area in natural light, reducing energy consumption in the process.

The objective, according to Mula, is to get the consensus of businesses in the market so that construction can start as soon as possible.

The current building, which was built in the 1980s, occupies a 2,250-square-metre plot but is lacking in natural light and has several accessibility issues.