The work will be finished in mid-September and is part of the improvements offered in the expansion of the cemetery
Benidorm completes the construction of 96 new niches in San Jaime cemetery
The construction of 96 new niches in San Jaime cemetery in Benidorm is nearing completion, according to what the Councilor for Cemeteries, Jaime Jesús Pérez, has reported. Specifically, these works are expected to be completed by mid-September.
For this reason, the mayor Toni Pérez, and the councilors for Cemeteries and Urban Scene, Jaime Jesús Pérez and Francis Muñoz, visited the cemetery to verify the development and progress of the work.
The new island of niches, which will expand the capacity of the cemetery, is located inside the current enclosure and is part of the improvements included in the expansion project that is being carried out on the adjacent land where will build a funeral home. This new islet is executed once the construction of another two of 48 and 96 units, respectively, has been completed.
On the outside, corresponding to the expansion area, work continues according to forecasts. All this new plot, municipally owned, will allow the current 41,780 square meters to go from 91,248 once the expansion is finished, which also includes land to locate a funeral home.
Toni Pérez pointed out that while the expansion works are carried out "we continue working to have more niches in the current cemetery on plots where there was still space to house new islets".
Regarding the expansion, the mayor has reiterated that "burial capacity is ensured for the coming decades on land that more than double the surface of the cemetery and that will be equipped with all the necessary services and infrastructures in a modern cemetery".
The mayor recalled that the creation of a large car park for more than 600 vehicles, which has been in operation since last All Saints' Day, has already been completed, and he stressed that there will also be space "for all types of burial".
It should be remembered that the expansion area will have lighting, green areas, and trees with species such as cypresses and tipuanas. "We endowed the cemetery with much more capacity to continue the journey that we began a few years ago, sizing the cemetery for at least three decades, so we have acted with an important vision of the future," Pérez insisted. The work involved an initial investment of 3.1 million euros, which is carried out on a multiannual basis.