A NEW apartment block named after the late minister Charles Bruzon is now structurally complete.

The ‘topping out’ ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo as the construction progressed to the next stage.

Charles Bruzon House, located on Europort Avenue, will provide rental flats for the elderly in honour of Bruzon’s role as minister for housing and the elderly.

“It is an absolute pleasure to see Charles Bruzon House with its envelope sealed and topped out,” said Picardo, who is gearing up for this month’s general election.

“This is a project that has been very close to our hearts.”

“The fact it is called Charles Bruzon House tells you how important it is to us and what it represents for us as a party.”

Bruzon died two years ago while serving in the GSLP government.

Honouring a great

CHARLES Bruzon returned to Gibraltar with his wife and two children in 1987, having previously worked in London.

While working in a furniture shop, he discovered first-hand the problems life on the Rock posed, not just in terms of housing.

His political activism began in 1996 when he joined the Voice of Gibraltar Group and went to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to demand a resolution over increasing problems from Spain.

He joined the GSLP in 2001 and was elected two years later as shadow minister for housing. He was re-elected in 2007 as minister for housing, and added the elderly to his remit when elected again in 2011.

He died aged 74 in April 2013.

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