Gibraltar’s Old Town, a charming labyrinth of Andalucian style patios, steps and passages, is steadily attracting developers, both through small individual redevelopments and as complete renovations to apartment blocks.
With the general aim being that of refurbishing older buildings, these smaller projects are innovatively applying modern design elements, construction methods and materials to create modern, attractive apartments with all the features expected of modern living. These renovations are beginning to produce properties that can combine the appeal of living within Gibraltar’s historic city in a warm, friendly community with all the benefits of modern comforts, and are creating a clearly defined visual improvement to the Old Town.
In late May, the most recent plans for an Old Town residential development project were filed with Gibraltar’s Development and Planning Commission. This latest project, by Bado’s Garden Development Ltd., is located in a small residential area between Flat Bastion Road, Bado’s Passage and Prince Edward Road, right in the heart of the Old Town.
The existing buildings in this area currently stand two storeys tall and are clearly much in need of substantial improvement.
The new project would see an increase in height to four storeys, extending the apartments and redeveloping the ancillary areas around the buildings.