Intu to spend three million on improving road access into Torremolinos
Torremolinos. Intu Costa del Sol, the firm behind the construction of the region’s biggest commercial and leisure centre, is to spend three million euros on improving road access into Torremolinos from Malaga. The commitment was made in an agreement signed with the local business owners’ association ACET, and involves widening the road north of the congress centre, where the centre is to be located.
In a recent interview with SUR, Intu executive Salvador Arenere said that Torremolinos would have the “most attractive” access road on the Costa del Sol.
He also explained that the area of the centre devoted to leisure and outdoor activities would include a boating lake, an ice rink, a climbing tower and a large Ferris wheel, as well as the artificial ski slope, wave pool for surfing and go-kart circuit previously announced.
After meetings with two local traders’ associations Intu has said that it will help with the landscaping of the surrounding area to reduce the environmental impact of the centre and the construction of a footpath linking the commercial complex with Torremolinos town centre.
Arenere said that the entire project would involve an investment of more than 550 million euros and is expected to create 4,000 direct jobs.
Torremolinos town hall will receive around 20 million euros from Intu, 15 of which correspond to licences. The centre’s IBI fee will amount to three million euros a year.
The British firm Intu’s previous project in Spain is the Puerto Venecia “shopping resort” in Zaragoza, developed 13 years ago.
While no names have been revealed yet for the firms planning to open branches at the Torremolinos centre, the Zaragoza resort is home to Ikea, El Corte Inglés and Zara.source surinenglish