A DEVELOPMENT that will set Torremolinos apart on the Costa del Sol has been set in motion.
Plans for an enormous shopping centre with dry ski slope, swimming pool with giant wave machine and measuring a massive 195,000 square metres (27 football pitches) are being pushed forward by the town hall.
The future development in the Palacio de Congresos in the Molino de Viento area will be easily accessed from the dual carriageway.
If, as predicted, plans are approved in November, building will start in early 2016 and be completed in 2018.
Walking into a mall in Spain is like walking into one shop – Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Zara – all the same company selling poor quality tat. They should have built a University instead, clearly malls are more important than education in Spain.
Fantastic news, this is exactly what Torremolinos needs.
Well that should just about kill off the last bit of trade in Torremolinos, which is struggling to let out empty shops as it is. First they built the San Miguel shopping centre which did ok until they built the Carrefour shopping centre, now the San Miguel centre is empty. The same will probably happen to the Carrefour centre when this next monstrosity is built. Can the town halls not see what is happening else where? All over the world, town and village life is being killed off by these out of town shopping centres. We have Plaza Mayor, Miramar,La Cañada. Is it a competition between Mayors to see who can build the biggest shopping centre.
This is going to finnish killing all the small shops Who are struggling to get out of the crisis we’re going through and does’nt seem to see the light!!
I know it Will be giving employment in the future, but they could have Other projects instead of all the rubbish over and over again.
No one has mentioned what is driving the building of the American invention – the shopping mall – big business.
Soon the political scum in Europe will approve TTIP which will rubber stamp the total control of life by the multi-nationals, who control and dictate to governments. If you think voting by Joe Punter has any relevance at all – you watch too much TV. BTW , 1984 came and went a long time ago, trouble was the dummies never noticed – too late now.
I wish Velez Malaga could have another shopping centre. There is scrub land next to the motorway crying out for commercial development. It would serve a large catchment area and mean you don’t have to drive to Malaga for a large DIY store for example.
Jane, the El Ingenio centre has been dying a slow death for a decade nearly, so a new centre won’t fare much better. The problem is quality; there is nothing of any quality in these centres and nothing for anyone to do. El Ingenio has nothing for kids, unless you want to go the extortionate cinema. All of the restaurants are also total rubbish. All the El Ingenio is useful for these days is for families to get cool using the free air conditioning in the summer, and some heat in the winter, which is why they removed all their seats so that you cannot sit down anywhere to relax. The centre at Rincon de la Victoria is not much better. The Axarquia shopping demographic has become synonymous with crap, unfortunately.
we tried to open a shop in plaza mayor a few years ago but they wanted a percentage of our
takings every month, couldnt get out of it as you had to show all your receipts to them as well.
no way jose ! thats why you only get the big names and I bet they dont have to give some of their
Marvellous!. Exactly what Torremolinos needs. Thank goodness that old Mayor has gone, at least things are now moving in a positive direction. With fantastic links to the motorways this will bring a massive amount of business into the town.