The Xàbia sports hall will have a budget of 8.3 million euros

The items that have increased the most by 600,000 euros more are those that involve the use of energy
Alberto Tur, Councilor for Sports, and José Chulvi, mayor of Xàbia / Town Hall of Xàbia

The Councilor for Sports of Xàbia, Alberto Tur, has reported today on the update of the project of the second sports Hall projected in the municipality. The mayor explained that, as a result of the price escalation that has been experienced in recent months, it was decided to request a review of the execution project before its final approval and thus avoid problems such as those that other public works are experiencing.

The work has gone from having a budget of 7.7 million to 8.3 million, with the items that have increased the most being those that involve the use of energy.

The final project has already been validated by the drafters of the project, the construction management and the municipal technicians, so the intention of the government team is that it can go through the ordinary plenary session this month.

Tur also spoke of other investments in sports infrastructure, such as the indoor swimming pool (4.6 million) which is now in the last phase of its construction or the two projects for the Les Mesquides field: the replacement of artificial turf which is pending the Provincial Council to award the work and the construction of changing rooms, a third paddle tennis court and the improvement of the accessibility of the building, a project that is now being worked on with clubs and users of this field.

In addition to these large projects, the mayor has advanced that progress in planning continues. In this sense, a needs plan for the Palau Miguel Buigues is already ready (such as changing the pavement, replacing the roof or improving the connection to the swimming pool) and the master plan for municipal facilities that includes the needs that will remain pending such as an athletics track or a new pediment.

The mayor, José Chulvi, has valued the work of the Sports mayor, both in the two most important projects and in the other smaller but equally important facilities.

Chulvi recalled that the second pavilion will be a cutting-edge building and a benchmark for some sports -such as artistic gymnastics- and will respond to the needs of the large and varied local sports community.

The projected sports center will have two floors above ground level and is planned in an integrated way with the existing ratchet, so that visually from the outside they will be a single building and simplify future access management and concierge work.

In total there are 4,500 useful square meters, with a maximum height of 15.5 meters since high ceilings are a requirement for rhythmic gymnastics.

The main space is made up of two large tracks. One of them will be for the futsal, handball, roller hockey, volleyball and basketball competitions, a versatility that will be achieved after finding a special flooring that makes the use of skates compatible.

The other area will be dedicated to martial arts -with a tatami area- and to rhythmic and artistic gymnastics. An area for climbing (with a climbing wall and bouldering area) and one for functional training or crossfit have also been planned. On the first floor, the space is dedicated to visitors and spectators of sports activities, with removable stands to adapt them to the needs of each event, and they have an area adapted for people with reduced mobility.

In addition, this floor will have two multipurpose or coworking rooms for the ordinary management of sports clubs. Regarding the design of the building, the connection with the existing ratchet has been resolved by designing a longitudinal space between the two buildings at different heights, with vegetation integrated into the roof and landscaped patios.

At the energy level, the building (which is energy efficient type B) provides for a photovoltaic installation on the roof for self-supply, another installation for solar collection, a refrigeration or climalit system and self-protection against fire.

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