Go-ahead for upscale marina in Huelin area of Malaga
After a year-long delay, a major marina project in the Huelin area of Malaga has received approval to move forward. The development, located just west of the city center, is set to include 506 moorings for yachts, as well as a high-end shopping and dining complex featuring luxury brands.
The Malaga Port Authority has given the green light for the project, which will be funded by Al Alfia, a Qatari investment fund. The area near the Huelin district and the city’s main railway station is expected to undergo significant changes in the coming years as a result.
The decision comes after a year of controversy, which saw the second-place bidder in the tender process take legal action over alleged irregularities. However, the courts ultimately ruled in favor of the winning bid, and the Port Authority has now approved the concession of land and water areas for the marina for an initial 50-year period.
The marina will be designed to accommodate medium and small-sized recreational boats, with moorings ranging from 8 to 50 meters in length. In addition to the marina, an upmarket shopping and leisure complex has also been approved, with plans designed by local architect José Seguí’s studio.