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First phase of Wellington Front completed

Phase one of the Wellington Front project was opened by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the former Minister for Heritage Steven Linares yesterday.

“This now looks like a magnificent restoration of an area that should have never fallen into the disuse that it had,” said Mr Picardo.

“We have this jewel back to how it should be,” he added.

Also attending the event was the current Minister for Heritage, Dr John Cortes and the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, the project manager from construction firm Koala, Martin Platenkamp and Technical Services Department Senior Architect Gino Matto who managing the project.

Mr Picardo also noted how in Gibraltar sometimes heritage is overlooked and that the area was previously used for parking and known for flooding every time it rained.

“It was not known to be seen in the splendour it can be seen today,” he said.

“For the place it was intended to be and it is fantastic to be back at Wellington Front and seeing it in the way it would have been seen many years ago.”


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