Work to start on the Parc de la Mar within a month. | Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

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Palma town hall expects the first phase of renewal work in the Parc de la Mar to start within the next month and to be completed in eight months.

The work will cost close to one million euros and cover an area of around 4,500 square metres. As well as improvement to pavement, there will be renovation of benches, railings and lampposts - the latter will in part be powered by photovoltaic energy. There will be two phases for what will be "very important" work on Palma's seafront.

The head of the infrastructure department, Urbano Sánchez, said that the project has been evaluated by Palma's Historic Centre Commission and has taken into account the original design of the park. Stressing that the pavement has suffered particular deterioration over time, he explained that work during the first phase will involve the renewal of 4,482 square metres of pavement plus 240 metres of railings.

The current sandstone will be replaced by prefabricated brick produced expressly for the Parc de la Mar and which will be consistent with the tones of the Cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. Forty-one new LED streetlights will be installed.