The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has agreed this afternoon to put out to tender the management of the El Molinar dock and port facilities' building at the
The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) have approved an agreement between the port authority and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) for the construction of the headquarters of the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands in the Old Harbour of the port of Palma. The land at the chosen site is currently occupied by what was the Commissary of the Naval Sector, and has been in disuse for several years now.
The agreement means that the IEO will occupy a public domain land of 1,868 square metres in the port area. They will use this space to build and then run the new headquarters of the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands over the next 35 years.
The works on the new headquarters of the Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands will be carried out by the IEO, in accordance with the building project, which must be approved by the APB. Meanwhile, the port authority will take care of the demolition of the old commissary.
From the date the agreement is signed, which is still to be determined, a period of 9 months will be set for the IEO to submit the building project for the works. The execution of the works will last 3 years from the moment the APB approves the building project.
This agreement will help the APB to continue to integrate the port with the city, continuing renovation work which has already begun on the Old Harbour. This has allowed this area of the port of Palma to be connected to the Antonio Maura de Palma avenue. The works are just one in a line of recent activities of general interest carried out by the Port Authority as it seeks to integrate the port into the city.