SEPES promotes the development of 532 affordable houses in Ibiza

SEPES promotes the development of 532 affordable houses in Ibiza

SEPES has given the green light to the tender for the Can Escandell development project, which is focused on facilitating the construction of 532 affordable homes in Ibiza, an area of Spain that faces major challenges in terms of access to housing.

The tendering process will be carried out through a public tender, with an allocated budget of 14.17 million euros, and aims to begin development works within an estimated 16 months.

The Can Escandell project, which is part of the MIVAU/SEPES agreement to promote the Affordable Rental Housing Plan (PVVA), promises to revitalise 17.3 hectares of public land. Of this total, nearly 90% will be allocated to the creation of public facilities and spaces, with a 78,205 square metre park accounting for 54% of the total area.

An example of environmental sustainability

SEPES's approach for Can Escandell is to set a precedent in terms of environmental sustainability, seeking a reduction in the use of resources, as well as reducing the impact on water and the night sky. The project foresees the reuse of existing stone walls and the development of terraces to limit earthworks and waste generation.

In addition, efficient water use will be implemented through native landscaping and sustainable drainage systems, which will recycle irrigation water and water captured in the park, as well as water infiltrated into natural aquifers, minimising water discharge. Priority will also be given to the increase of vegetated and permeable surfaces to the detriment of hard paving.

The design of the large park, a key element of the Special Plan approved for Can Escandell, seeks to maximise the views of the eastern mountains and the walled city of Dalt Vila, through walkways and wide spaces that facilitate the enjoyment of the surroundings.

In terms of lighting, high-efficiency elements will be chosen to reduce energy consumption and control light pollution, thus protecting the night sky. The plan also includes measures to preserve the local heritage, such as the creation of plots delimited by stone walls around "Can Tomeu" and its well with chapel, maintaining the traditional character of the area.

Transfer of plots for public facilities

In March of last year, SEPES segregated three plots of land for free transfer to the Ibiza Town Hall, in response to a request from the local government. This gesture will facilitate the implementation of a new school, the extension of an existing educational centre and the creation of new sports facilities, making a significant contribution to community development in the area. 

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