Thursday, December 2

They urgently process the removal of asbestos from the Arenales hotel



At the moment, what those in charge of the works have achieved is that the Valencian Institute of Safety and Health at Work (Invassat) agrees to accelerate the license to eliminate the toxic material contained in the structures of the property a few meters from the beach.

The unknown it is still when they will receive the go-ahead for it and most importantly, when the expected takedown will take place, if before or after the summer. Meanwhile, preliminary and preparatory work continues in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Although they are low intensity work and earth movements so that heavy machinery can enter safely once all permits are obtained. And it is that these lands have been deeply affected by the last storms, which produced subsidence and accumulation of water in the plot where what remains of the building from the sixties continues standing.

In any case, sources close to the property insisted that the process will continue and said that they are willing that as soon as possible they can get rid of the problem that the ruins of the Arenales hotel have caused so many years.

Last June, the construction company received the green light from the town hall to begin with the demolition and estimated that the operation” it would take about four months. However, the processing of the permit to dismantle asbestos is somewhat delaying a work that was already expected to be complex.

The positive for many users from Arenales beach, neighbors and visitors, is that the works that are being undertaken these weeks are not causing great inconvenience as it was feared when it was announced that the demolition would coincide with the high season. In fact, for many, that the demolition begins after the summer, as the construction company is considering, is an idea they share.

Despite the fact that in this area of ​​the coast and from La Marina the Town Hall It prohibits by ordinance construction and demolition works, just the plot where the hotel is located is saved from the regulations because it is undeveloped and maritime land, that is, outside the scope of the ordinance. An argument that the government team gave to justify that it had not been able to prevent the start of work in the middle of the high season.

The mayor, Carlos González, has already assured that he has asked the company to carry out the work with the utmost rigor, prioritizing safety, to avoid the inconvenience in Arenales. «The demolition of the hotel is good news for all residents of Arenales and Elche. The works will solve a problem that was entrenched and that seriously damaged the image of the district. We hope that the impact on the development of the summer season will be low “, said the first mayor a month ago, before adding:” This is the most complex issue he has encountered the City Council of Elche in decades ”.

One demolishes a complex legal conflict

The ruins of the Arenales hotel will go down in history after a long legal conflict and a failed attempt to rebuild the building built in the sixties. After declaring to the Supreme Court that those works of 2015 to reopen the hotel were illegal because there was new construction, it was this summer that Arenales began to say goodbye to the ghost hotel. The property has been closed since 1979, so it has taken four decades for a problem that spoils the promenade to end.

A demolition after a complex legal conflict

The ruins of the Arenales hotel will go down in history after a long legal conflict and a failed attempt to rebuild the building built in the sixties. After declaring to the Supreme Court that those works of 2015 to reopen the hotel were illegal because there was new construction, it was this summer that Arenales began to say goodbye to the ghost hotel. The property has been closed since 1979, so it has taken four decades for a problem that spoils the promenade to end.


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