Further delay for Royal Hamilius project
(CS) The much-anticipated Royal Hamilius project will see further delays as a group of local residents has filed an administrative appeal against the plans.
While construction work had already been pushed back from spring 2012 to September this year, City Mayor Xavier Bettel announced on Thursday evening that further delays were to be expected, with the inhabitants of Number 49 on Boulevard Royal firmly against the project.
They are the only party opposing the plans, which have already been approved by the City council.
The project sees a complete transformation of the Hamilius area. The underground car park is set to be extended with the current bus station transformed into an open square. Tram and bus stations are planned to be located along the Boulevard Royal instead.
All buildings forming the block between the bus station, the Boulevard Royal, the Rue Aldringen and the Grand Rue were set to be demolished, and replaced by a shopping mall, new residential buildings, shops and offices.
With Number 49 Boulevard Royal against the project, plans foresaw that the building will be integrated into the new block, for example by an exterior refurbishment.