The rehabilitation and network replacement works in Palma’s Plaza España are in full swing, and citizens are already anxious to know when these interventions will be finished so they can fully enjoy the renovated square. According to statements by the Deputy Mayor for Infrastructures, Belén Soto, and the coordinator of the area, Joan Josep Lemm, the work on Plaza España has an estimated completion date of July 2024. This news will be greeted with enthusiasm by the community, as it means that the transformation of Plaça Espanya will be complete in just a few months.

Works in Plaza España, Palma

The refurbishment project, with a budget of 2,542,387 euros, is being carried out by the company Melchor Mascaró. The improvements include the replacement of 8,100 square metres of paving. The old slate tiles are being replaced by concrete ones, which are more resistant and adherent. In addition, a comprehensive renovation of the rainwater, drinking water and wastewater networks in the square itself and adjacent streets is being carried out.

To date, 40 % of the paving in the square has already been replaced, and accessibility improvements are being implemented to comply with current regulations. The works also include the improvement of the lighting, renovation of the traffic light network, rehabilitation of the Jaime I fountain, and intervention in tree surrounds and landscaping in the area.

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During Thursday’s visit, the deputy mayor highlighted the collaboration with the Consell Insular de Mallorca’s Patrimoni department. The protection of archaeological remains of the old wall was actively discussed, with the intention of incorporating an imprint of the old layout into the final design.

The deputy mayor and the coordinator of the area met with shopkeepers and restorers in the area to inform them about the progress of the work. This initiative demonstrates the commitment of the local authorities to keep the community informed and support local businesses affected by the works.

In short, Palma’s Plaza España will be completely transformed by July 2024, offering residents and visitors a renewed and improved space. Investment in infrastructure and collaboration with the local community promises a modern plaza that reflects the charm of Palma.