The Motril Town Hall has put up for bidding the contract to build the new municipal police station.
The new building will be raised on the Avenida Norman Bethune (previously known as the Ronda Sur), which is where several other administrative buildings are located, such as the Seguridad Social and Hacienda, as well as the Policía Nacional police station.
The project has been drawn up by the Urban Planning Department and the contract starts at 2,869,318.25 euros. Obviously those hoping to win the contract will have to offer less for doing it and they have until the 18th of November to submit their bid.
Its construction should take no more than 22 months, which means that the Policía Local can move out of their present premises (La Fabriquilla) into this more spacious layout in around two years.
The Councillor for Citizen Safety, María Ángeles Escámez, says that the ratio of police officers to inhabitants is well below what it should be for a town the size of Motril. For this reason, she considers that there will “probably” be a large increase in the numbers in the coming years.
The new building will have a surface area of 2,794.56 sq/m with a further 1,485 sq/m of outside space (gardens, parking, etc).
The main door on the groundfloor will give access to all the offices open to the public while a separate door will give access to police personnel to their own administrative and staff facilities areas.
Finally, the basement will have a small-arms shooting gallery, an ample parking area, storage space and a small room for torturing guiris… just joking!
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)