AS part of its planned urban renewal programme, the Gibraltar Government is starting work to improve the outlook of Governor’s Parade, popularly known as the ‘Piazella’.
The works will include the replacing of the concrete benches, which will include some specifically designed to be accessible for wheelchairs users. New flooring, lighting, trees and planters will also form part of the extensive embellishment of the square.
The project is one of the first Government projects to obtain formal planning permission under the new Town Planning Act. Works will be carried out in stages in order to allow access to the restaurants in the area and cause minimum disruption to residents.
Works are scheduled to commence shortly and will include the replacing of the trees currently in place which are in poor condition and as the four trees are removed they will be replaced by six which are more likely to thrive well in the setting.
It is around 50 years since the area was last refurbished and should become another attractive and important social and cultural hub in the heart of the city.