Canal de Isabel II has begun work on the construction of a new park in Calle Bravo Murillo - Canal de Isabel II has begun work on the construction of a new park in Calle Bravo Murillo
Canal de Isabel II has begun work on the construction of a new park in Calle Bravo Murillo
The cting president of the Community of Madrid, Pedro Rollánd and executive vicepresident of Canal de Isabel II, Rafael Prieto during the visit.
Pedro Rollán - president of Canal de Isabel II
Pedro Rollán, acting president of the Community of Madrid, today visited the start of the works
- The future green space, currently part of the grounds of the company’s head offices, will extend over 3,700 m2
- In 2018, Canal opened another park to the public in Calle Santa Engracia and also redeveloped the Tercer Depósito Sports and Leisure Centre
Canal de Isabel II has begun work on the construction of a new park in the western area of the grounds of its head offices, adjoining Calle Bravo Murillo, which will extend over an area of 3,745 square metres. The public water company will allocate 1,183,296.30 euros to the construction of this new green space with walkways, children’s playgrounds and sports areass. Pedro Rollán, acting president of the Community of Madrid, accompanied by Rafael Prieto, executive vice-president of the public company, today visited the construction works, which have a projected timeframe of 12 months.
The project will also include the replacement of the existing fencing around Canal de Isabel II’s head offices, facing the streets Calle Bravo Murillo and Calle José Abascal, to match the fencing already in place in Canal de Isabel II’s other green spaces. In total, nearly 500 metres of fencing will be replaced.
For the duration of the works, the company will install information placards about the project in the construction area, with illustrations of how the area will look in the future and a QR code allowing residents to see a video outlining the future park. Rollán explained that the opening up of these spaces ’stems from the public company’s commitment to society, allowing public access to previously restricted areas‘.
OPENING UP OF 123,000 M2 FOR ALL CITIZENS
This is not the first action by Canal de Isabel II to recondition some of their land and open it up to the public. In November 2018, the company officially opened the Ríos Rosas park, a 2,500-m2 area in the grounds of their head offices.
In addition to this, the renovation and redevelopment of the area around the golf course at the Tercer Depósito Sport and Leisure Centre on Avenida Filipinas will be put out to tender in 2019.
These three facilities will together offer more than 123,000 m2 of Canal de Isabel II space for the use and enjoyment of the general public, entailing an investment of some 18 million euros. And alongside this, there is also the Parque IV Depósito at Plaza de Castilla with an area of over 45,000 m2. These new actions are being carried out within the framework of the company’s Strategic Plan 2018-2030 to strengthen transparency, good governance and commitment to society.
Canal de Isabel II was founded almost 170 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. Its more than 2,800 employees work every day to provide services to over 6 million people in the region, An innovative company and a leader in its sector, it has gained international recognition for its integrated water management. The company operates 13 reservoirs, 78 groundwater abstraction systems, a 17,601 kilometre conveyance and distribution network, 131 pumping stations for drinking water and 133 for waste water, 15,083 kilometres of sewer system networks, 65 storm tanks, 157 waste water treatment plants and 615 kilometre reclaimed water network.