Alcalá evacuates flats and bar with Los Cristianos in mind
This is the building in Alcalá which caused another scare in Tenerife and led to the evacuation of its residents and tenants.
Details were released by Guia de Isora council on April 16th as the rescue efforts in Los Cristianos were continuing.
The building in Alcalá is situated in Avenida de Los Pescadores, nº 29 and was evacuated as a precationary measure, said the Mayor Pedro Martín.
He said this followed the receipt of a technical report.
A dozen residents of the building were instructed to leave and were put up at two hotels nearby.
“After making a municipal technical inspection of the building at the request of the owners, it was concluded that the stability of the structure was worrying,” said the council in a statement.
The authority then hired the services of a specialist who confirmed that work was needed to correct erosion on pillars and rectify “inefficient” shoring.
“The corporation then informed the neighbors about the need to leave the property and offered them the possibility of being rehoused,” the statement continued.
The Mayor said the architect responsible for the report could not 100 per cent guarantee the safety of the building so they had concluded it was best to evacuate “to avoid unnecessary risks”.
He said what happened in Los Cristianos helped them to understand why this was necessary despite the difficulties it meant for them.
In addition, it had also proved necessary to close a bar on the first floor as it was used by a lot of people.
The building is 40 years old, with a basement store, the bar above and then three apartments on the second and third floors and an attic.
Repair work has already started and is expected to take about a month. Families will be allowed to return once their safety can be guaranteed.