A city in Spain’s Costa Blanca South region is to get a new nursery and primary school after an 11 year battle.
A €7.7 million tender for the project in Guardamar has been advertised by the Valencian Government, after the Lady of Guardamar school has been in ‘temporary buildings’ in the city since 2009.
Guardamar’s mayor, José Luis Sáez, described the news as good and that the tender had been “highly anticipated.”
“We have been waiting for many years, and we hope all the forthcoming contractual procedures will be done as quickly as possible, so that work on the site can begin.”
The new building will have six classrooms for the younger children and 12 for the primary school pupils.
A sports hall and sports courts are also part of the project as well as a dining area.
The school will be built on Guardamar Council land on a 15,000 square metre plot in the city.
Guardamar’s education councillor, Pilar Gay, praised everybody involved with the school for their great patience over the long-running saga of getting a new home.
“It’s sad that many youngsters have only memories of their temporary prefab classrooms as opposed to a proper brick-built school,” she added.
Gay also blamed previous Valencian administrations for the long delays.