New Green Spaces in the PTS
Granada's Government Delegate, Sandra García, has taken a tour of the recently developed green spaces in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS). The Andalusian Innovation and Development Agency (IDEA) has invested 2.5 million euros in the new park and garden areas, which are now 98% complete. Ms García was joined on her visit by the provincial delegate of Andalusia's Regional Ministry of Finance and Employment, Juan José Martín Arcos, and the mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca.
During her tour of the grounds, Ms García said that the new parks and gardens “bring to the PTS an added value of a quality consistent with its excellence in its field, and are in keeping with the Andalusian government's targets for sustainable, pedestrian-friendly cities with green transport systems, such as the new tram line and the bus network in the south of the city, part of the government's commitment to sustainable development.”
The grounds developed cover 11 hectares, 8 of which have been turned into gently sloping public gardens with trees and plants, forming an attractive green perimeter around the PTS. Approximately 3 kilometres of paths have been built throughout these green spaces. The remaining 3 hectares have been turned into public squares, roads, larger paths and roundabouts.
The project began last July with earthworks and preparation of the ground. Paving was then laid, street furniture fitted, plants and trees planted, lighting and irrigation systems installed, and waste management and maintenance systems set up.