Miguel Vivancos – a well known Murcian promoter known as “the king of tin” after his earlier business successes in Murcia making tins for canned goods – has received permission to start building 1,500 homes, a 2,600 space car park and a commercial zone on the outskirts of Garrucha.
The urbanisation will go on your left as you leave Garrucha towards Las Bouganvillas roundabout, where years ago there was a go-karts and before that, a popular disco. No news on when the ground will be broken.
Behind this is where a huge commercial centres and XXX number of homes will be built – it is rumoured that Alcampo has signed a secret deal to install itself in the eventual commercial centre, promoted by Miguel Rios. This project is on hold, partly due to the economic crisis, partly because (thanks in no little part to my own efforts) the illegal electric line built to service it is still tied up in the courts. Still in the TSJA in Granada, in case you’re interested (you’re not, I know).
Vivancos, who operates from a company called Hispavima was, it seems, the first chap in Spain to build a completly automated tinning process for drinks and food, and made a fortune in the early 70’s.