Catholic Community centre to be knocked down

The Gibraltar Heritage Trust says it welcomes that Zoca Flank Battery and Bastion will be re-exposed following the removal of the Catholic Community Centre. This is a major step forward in the restoration of Gibraltarís City Walls.

The re-exposure of the City Walls is an aim that the Trust has been pursuing for years. The Trust believes that Gibraltarís heritage plays an unquantifiable role in the life of Gibraltar be it at the local level or through the steadfast image of Gibraltar on an international scale. The City Walls play an important part in achieving this aim.

A Trust spokesman added: ĎThe Trust is extremely pleased with this news. The City Walls are one of Gibraltarís greatest heritage assets and should be appreciated and visited without accretions and obstacles along its route. Government has already undertaken major projects in the redevelopment of the Kingís Bastion and the refurbishments of Orange Bastion and Montagu Counterguard, Zoca Flank is the next natural step. The revival of the Zoca Flank stretch through this demolition is a further step in the right direction. Eventually all these projects will come together to form one unit stretching from North Bastion through to South Bastion, creating a linear park to benefit locals and add to Gibraltarís tourist product.í