Three companies aspire to win the contract to rehabilitate the Viera y Clavijo Cultural Park, whose budget exceeds 12.4 million euros. These are three multinationals such as Acciona Construcción, Construcciones Sánchez Domínguez (Sando) and Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL).
The deadline for submitting offers closed last Monday and, yesterday, the first contracting table was held, given the “priority” nature of this work for the current government team, headed by the mayor, José Manuel Bermudez. For the president, the start of the contracting process is one of the best news to start 2023 with. “Fernando Menis’s project is a success, since it recovers all the spaces, gaining accessibility, and is capable of integrating the building and its park in the surroundings, opening up its green areas towards the Rambla”, pointed out Bermúdez.
For the councilor, “we are following the roadmap that we set out to recover this emblematic building, which is in line with many others that have been part of the history of Santa Cruz, and that we are recovering to dedicate them to activities that generate value, new opportunities and employment”.
Bermúdez recalled that the Viera y Clavijo “is part of a much more ambitious project, which includes, among others, the Masonic temple, already under construction and which represents an investment of three million euros; the Palacio de Carta, also under construction; the Marques de Villasegura buildings, on Avenida 25 de Julio, and the academies, on Plaza Irineo González, as well as many others that will allow Santa Cruz de Tenerife to expand its network of museums and cultural spaces within a reasonable period of time , new attractions for citizens and for the thousands of people who visit us every year”.
From the Department of Infrastructures, in charge of the tender, its manager, Dámaso Arteaga, points out that “we continue with the administrative process for the rehabilitation of the BIC Viera y Clavijo Park Cultural Complex property and the improvement of its surroundings. We are talking about an investment that almost reaches 12.5 million and to which three companies have presented themselves”.
The mayor, who confirmed the holding of that first contracting table, in which the number of companies that presented themselves was verified and the documentation provided was received, trusts that the rest of the tables will also be held quickly to “award to the as soon as possible” a work that has an execution period of 24 months.
As described by the author of the rehabilitation project, Fernando Menis, “it is evident that the Antiguo Colegio la Asunción building (as it was known in the past) is currently in a place of urban reference, within the Viera y Cultural Park. Clavijo, showing itself as the main piece of said enclosure. Therefore, the conception of a building as a figure, mass and referential piece on a promontory that has to generate an interrelation of exterior-interior connection, trying to achieve the civic and urban reactivation of the park in a simple, natural and fluid way”.
To do this, it proposes the construction of four new vertical communication cores to solve the accessibility problem inside the building. Regarding the creation of new accesses, he explains that a new space is being added in the basement of the south wing, as a warehouse/deposit in connection with the new freight elevator. This allows accessibility to all floors of the building.
On the outside, it is intended to solve the pedestrian connections with the environment, so that pedestrian access to the space is favored.