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‘Topping out’ ceremony for new Marina Club development

The Marina Club Gibraltar in Ocean Village held a ‘topping out’ ceremony last Friday evening, as it celebrated structural completion of the latest waterfront residential development by Fairhomes.

Despite the stormy weather and the dusting of sand from the ‘calima’ the day before, the event was well attended with around 100 guests including the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, and the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.

A ‘topping out’ ceremony is a tradition in which the last structural beam is placed on a development, an important milestone for any construction, and symbolises positive endeavours, good luck for future occupants and continued growth.

The Marina Club is already sold out and forms part of a wider expansion of the facilities within Marina Bay and Ocean Village.

It includes additional superyacht berths designed to attract even more of the world’s most breath-taking vessels to Gibraltar’s vibrant marina community.

Cava and a variety of canapes were on the menu, as was a cake depicting the Marina Club’s five separate three-storey buildings, painted in pastel colours, complete with swimming pools and jacuzzis.

“We can proudly affirm we constitute the only full spectrum property development company in Gibraltar,” said Hernan Amadeo D’Adamo, Marina Club PMO Director.

“The construction expertise of our Project Management Organisation’s professional team of eight engineers and architects ensured that this large project family of local designers, marine operators, contractors, and international specialists worked effectively and safely together to successfully complete this challenging project stage, developing local marine construction capabilities putting a strong focus on the local environment, residents, and local businesses.”

“Finally, my thanks again to all who have been and are involved in the creation of this new development and we hope that once the massive advantages, of this more environmentally friendly approach, of building over the sea are appreciated, then Gibraltar will in the future, build over the sea, for the benefit of Gibraltar.”

The Marina Club project consists of 144 waterfront rental apartments, comprising over 10,000 square metres of residential space in five detached three-storey buildings and is planned to be completed by the end of May 2023.

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