The City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has awarded the company Proyectos y Montajes Ingemont S.A. the contract to create the first day centre for homeless people in the city with an investment of 688,692 euros from the Canary Islands Development Fund (Fdcan).
The building will be accessible for all as it will have an elevator, stairs and bathrooms adapted for people with reduced mobility. This project of refurbishment of the building began in 2017 with the first phase that consisted of the demolition of the interior partitioning, false ceilings and screens, as well as the removal of doors and furniture.
It is expected that this new social facility will open in February 2019, and will be the first day centre for homeless people in the city of Las Palmas and the first in the Canary Islands. The day centre will have a ground floor of 300 square metres that will house a waiting room, a medical office, an administrative office, training rooms, a hairdressing salon, male and female toilets, and bathrooms adapted for people with reduced mobility, as well as an outdoor area at the rear of the building with 200 square metres that will be used as an outdoor rest area.
The first floor will occupy an area of 300 square metres with a kitchen, a dining room with capacity for 60 people, luggage storage, restrooms and showers for residents, a locker room for staff, offices, a warehouse and a cleaning room.
The project of the third floor, which is currently under construction, will see the creation of 34 residential spaces, so that homeless people can spend the night in the new centre.
A heart-warming project for the increasing numbers of homeless people in Gran Canaria.
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