The president of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol, the councillor for Mobility and Housing, Josep Marí, and the mayor of Esporles, Maria Ramon, laid the first stone of the first public housing development in the municipality on 23 December. A total of 18 one-bedroom dwellings (approximately 45 square metres). Two of these homes will be adapted and destined for social renting.

The president took stock of the construction of public housing in the Balearic Islands, recalling that by the end of 2022, 204 public housing units will have been handed over to families living in the Balearic Islands, with 551 more under construction. It should be noted that Francina Armengol stressed that this development is for public use, “a fact that means that the elderly and young people have community spaces and that is in line with the way we understand society, where some take care of others”.

The President of the Govern recalled that “next year’s housing budget will increase by 70% thanks to European funds compared to this year’s” and stated that “the political will is to invest more and more in housing because it is a real need for citizens and we must continue at this rate of construction during the next legislature”.

Finally, the President of the Govern thanked the town councils, such as Esporles, for their collaboration in providing plots of land for the construction of public housing.

What will the new public housing development in Esporles be like?

New building with 18 one-bedroom flats, two of which will be adapted for people with reduced mobility.
The building will have a ground floor and two floors and will combine private spaces with communal areas.
The target group for these developments are people with temporary housing needs, especially young people and the elderly.
The development will be built on a site donated by Esporles Town Council.
The planned cost is 2,746,175 euros.
The construction period is 16 months.

This ambitious IBAVI project includes environmental measures that will allow for the highest possible level of self-sufficiency. The homes will be equipped with eco-efficient energy systems that will make them sustainable.