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A renovation project for the old Limassol port May 27, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Architecture Cyprus, Architecture Exhibitions.

An 8 million Cyprus pound renovation project has been announced for the old Limassol port in an effort to invigorate the area and its surroundings.

The Cyprus Ports Authority said that work would be completed by 2010 to deepen the harbour, as well as build offices, restaurants, shops, a piazza, a pedestrian walkway and an area for the staging of cultural events.

The plan will be officially inaugurated by Communications and Works Minister Harris Thrassou on June 15 after a special concert by popular Greek musician Stefanos Korkolis. There will also be a special photographic exhibition titled ‘The Old Limassol Port: The past, present and the future’. This will be accompanied by a film showing the new design concept.

The Cyprus Ports Authority stated that a thorough environmental study carried out by Strathclyde University in Scotland, in collaboration with civil engineering consultants Coode and Partners.

The old Limassol port, situated near the castle, was built in the 1950s during the British administration. Over the years, it has mainly been used to transport passengers and goods, but when the work is finished, it will also be a better place for fishermen as a wharf is being built for them. The new Limassol port was constructed in 1973 and with it saw the gradual phasing out of commerce at the original port.

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