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This is the block next to ALDI. Looks complete, in fact a couple show signs of being occupied, but there's no proper access road etc.


Not far away, another new construction which you can see if you look up from the 'entrance' to the old town at the roundabout. These are being sold by Century 21.




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Someone has some money. High up on Cerro D'Aguia.


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A lot of new building under way between the main road and the marina.




This is the one near me, nearing external completion but work seems to have stopped


But men were working on this one, Finisterre, on the hill up from the marina on the way to the old via the cliff.



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Rua Afonso III up on the old town hill where a few months ago was but a hole in the ground. A lot of steel involved!


And this is the Finisterre site opposite the Arte Bar, from behind as it were.


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I hope once the virus has passed us all by these buildings will be completed and not left as an eyesore like last time. The property market will no doubt take time to recover from this. 
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Good point. Work was ongoing at Finisterre when I passed by last Friday also at the luxury build site opposite the Câmara, but has stopped at several other locations. If potential buyers pull out and cash flow dries up, we could well have more eyesores around town.

Thinking of which, time for another walk around Oceanville! Maybe Thursday after the rain has passed.
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Yes ... the new build up on Pateo is called  http://quintadaalvorada.century21.pt/

while (supposed to be for self-build) down south of the main road at Marina one company has bought quite a few plots, calling themselves   https://www.algarnor.com/


opposite the tax office is now Albufeira Prime   http://albufeira-prime.libertas-projects.pt/



and just behind the worms pingo doce is Albufeira Deluxe ... rua beato vicente ... finished a while ago and now available for hols, etc ..  

up top of there and right of stadium is the huge apartamentos vale pedras development and

and opposite that between RCI and the old swimming pool is over 16,000 m2 proposed ..
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There are going to be a lot of property developers out of pocket methinks.
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I was told developers can merely return the properties to the Bank and carry on trading hence the number of Bank owned properties at the last downturn. The Banks then take the loss and developer keeps the worthwhile properties.
Lets hope it doesn't come to this. 
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Or in this case, doesn't. Quinta da Bolota, on the hill across the road from Eden Resort, pictures taken Thursday morning 2nd April. Click to see the big picture. The site was terraced, roads laid out, services installed but not a brick was ever laid. There has been noticeable subsidence over the past 10 years or so since it was abandoned.

 


Down below, a pool at Albufeira Camping.
Deserted now of course, but what might have been.          Des. Res. on top of another hill

There is a lot of work going on at Eden Resort.

 
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The block almost opposite me looks to be substantially complete. This morning, gardeners were busy laying in ornamental shrubs. I wonder who is going to buy them.

 

 


Across the way, work continues on yet more.



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I can add these to the new builds list.

In Travessa dos Oceanos, not far from the escalators, is 'Beach View' although you need remarkable powers of vision to see any beach from it. Several of the apartments face inland and have a wonderful view of the wall of the children's place opposite.


And a few yards down the hill still under construction, Apartamentos do Cerro. That's a name that will confuse many!


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The Finisterre apartment building opposite the Arte Bar. if you saw how these were flung up, would you spend upwards of €250,000?


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I notice the bricks have a lot of air space in them.  Does anyone know if this for thermal insulation or to reduce weight?
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The standard brick type here. I am fairly certain it is mainly to reduce weight. Steel frames are the load bearing elements, the bricks just fill in the spaces. They will be covered with a layer of concrete, which will then be painted. Looks nice when finished, but no substance. There should be a double wall with cavity for some degree of insulation.

I found a slightly learned paper on the evolution of Portuguese construction techniques, in English, at https://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB11011.pdf

Talks about different types of brick and building techniques,with mention of the problems associated with poor project management and low quality workmanship.
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