In the main access area, the stone slabs that presented a risk of detachment are being removed
Benidorm begins works on the façade of Palau d'Esports
The east-south corner, whose cladding was damaged by the windstorm of last February, will also be restored.
Benidorm City Council has begun repair work on the facade of the Palau d'Esports L'Illa de Benidorm, which was deteriorated as a result of strong wind episodes and due to the danger of possible detachment of the cladding in the main access area .
The Councilor for Sports, Mariló Cebreros, visited the facility this morning together with the Councilor for Works, José Ramón González de Zárate, and detailed that these are two different actions. On the one hand, the emergency work of removal and storage of the stone cladding in an area of about 330 square meters of the main façade, which threatened landslides. On the other hand, the repair, replacement and reinforcement of the cladding damaged by the wind storm.
As for the first action, the mayor has indicated that in addition to the removal of the stone plates from the façade, the windowsills will also be waterproofed and a decorative canvas will be installed. "With this we provide security both to the access and to the surroundings of the facility, achieving the objectives of safeguarding the physical integrity of the people who pass through the Palau and of protecting the municipal patrimony", she pointed out.
The execution period for these works is 15 days and they have been awarded to the company Ideas Unidas S.L. for an amount of 42,299.36 euros.
The second action corresponds to the restoration of the facade of the building in one of the corners, damaged by the windstorm of February 1, in which gusts of more than 95 km / h were reached. This caused damage to the exterior cladding. Once the corresponding claim has been processed with the insurance company, it admitted it and will take care of the amount.
"With this intervention we also protect and conserve the municipal patrimony and avoid the bad appearance that the installation presents", explained Cebreros. In this case, the works will consist of the manufacture, supply and placement of the damaged ‘sandwich’ type lining, which occupies an area of 80 square meters. Likewise, the meeting area of both facades (East and South) will be reinforced "in order, in this way, to guarantee and avoid future risks in similar wind situations".
In this case, the execution period has been set at 20 days and the action is being carried out by Adolfo Pérez's company for a budget of 24,853.40 euros.