Granadilla makes progress on wake rooms and others to follow?
Granadilla de Abona council will invest a budget of more than one million euros in the construction project of the wake rooms for the centre of the town.
The Mayor, José Domingo Regalado; councillor of works, María Concepción Cabrera and the municipal architect, Ana Delgado Na-varro, revealed details of the plan, in which four companies are already interested, foreseeing that the start of the work will be before next summer.
The building, which will be undertaken on a plot of land located on Calle del Pino and in an area of 1,153 square metres, will have two floors and three different spaces: one for the entrance of the coffin from the street, separate and independent of the family and general public; a room for the preparation of the deceased and an exhibition area and the area intended for the public, with toilets and with direct entrance from the street. The building will have two en-trances, one from the street and another through the courtyard, in addition to places reserved for people with reduced mobility in front of the main entrance. It will also have a large parking area of more than 1,000 metres.
Sr. Regalado said that this project is intended to cover an “urgent” need and a historical demand on the part of the residents of this part of the municipality.
“Until now, “ he said,” the population has to move to other rooms located in the nuclei of Charco del Pino and El Médano.”
He added that it is a project that has had a long journey and in which work began in the last quarter of 2016 and took the opportunity to congratulate the work of the Technical Office and all the areas involved.
The design of the facilities has taken into account the heritage and landscape values of the place, as well as local demands, “so it will be a work fully integrated into the environment and comfortable accessibility.”
For the future, it is hoped to provide new funeral wake rooms in Granadilla and San Isidro.