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Canal de Isabel II sets up company to manage football and padel tennis installations at Tank Three - Canal de Isabel II sets up company to manage football and padel tennis installations at Tank Three

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angle-left Canal de Isabel II sets up company to manage football and padel tennis installations at Tank Three

Canal de Isabel II sets up company to manage football and padel tennis installations at Tank Three

2017-02-28

The Government Council has been notified of the extraordinary incorporation of a company


• Classes are taught there to 1,400 students, including 900 children and young people
• The decision forms part of the commitment made by the Regional Government and Canal de Isabel II to continue offering these sports activities


Canal de Isabel II will take on management of the football and padel tennis schools at the Tank Three Sports and Leisure Centre so that the 1,400 students enrolled (including almost 900 children and young people) can continue receiving their classes. The enforcement ruling from the High Court of Justice of Madrid [Spanish Acronym: TSJM] that required the centre’s concessionaire to cease operations and placed it in bankruptcy forced the suspension of these classes.

In partnership with the City Council of Madrid, the Regional Government of Madrid and Canal de Isabel II made a commitment to residents of the Chamberí district and parents of the students at the schools to find a solution that would allow these sports activities to continue.

To that end and on an extraordinary basis, the public utility has set up a company that will manage the football and padel tennis installations at the Tank Three Sports and Leisure Centre, hiring the teachers who were already leading these activities.

The High Court of Justice of Madrid nullified the special plan being promoted to legalise these installations, against which a complaint was lodged by local residents’ associations in the district. Furthermore, via an enforcement ruling from the sentence that nullified the statement of general interest promoted for this same purpose in December, the High Court ordered the suspension of activity.

As a result, and in compliance with the execution of judicial rulings 734/2017 handed down by the High Court of Justice of Madrid on 14 December, the Regional Government of Madrid and Canal de Isabel II proceeded to suspend golf and restaurant operations and launched studies to proceed with demolition of the golf driving range, as this is a singular use not permitted on the plot.

In turn, the City Council of Madrid has already legalised the installations that are compatible with the General Urban Development Plan of Madrid.

In terms of the future uses for the golf driving range area, the Regional Government of Madrid and Canal de Isabel II will reach an agreement with residents of the district and with other institutions regarding the activities to take place in this space.

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