Valencia breaks ground on new energy-efficient nursing home in Cabanyal


Valencia has started building the nursing home in Cabanyal neighbourhood worth nearly EUR 2.2 million, noting that the project should be completed in 12 months.

Headed by Joan Ribó, city authorities pointed out that this raises the value of EU-financed projects underway in the neighbourhood to EUR 18.2 million.

Councillor for urban development Sandra Gómez visited the construction site, noting that the nursing home will boast a courtyard garden that will be used for therapeutic purposes.

The building will have two floors – the ground floor will have an access and administration area, main rooms, a dining area and bathrooms, while the first floor will have private areas for staff, rooms for additional services and a terrace.

According to Gómez, the project will have minimal environmental impact as the building will be energy efficient and make full use of natural lighting.

The nursing home will have room for 60 residents, with city authorities stressing that 10 streets in the neighbourhood will be redeveloped to improve mobility and accessibility.

Gómez reminded that Valencia is committed to becoming greener and added that the project is in line with the city’s development strategy.

She concluded that new bike lanes will be built and connected to existing infrastructure, and pavements will be expanded to make the area more accessible.