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Topic: The building boom goes on
Posted By: cubsur
Subject: The building boom goes on
Date Posted: 12/October/2018 at 16:10
Two pictures of new build taken from the bottom of the 'airstrip'. Who is going to buy these places?

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 13/October/2018 at 09:30
Tom,
The ‘airstrip’? Where’s that please?
Also, are you having trouble posting pictures? I can’t, via any device, it’s a right pain as I have several I’d like to share, any ideas as to why?

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Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 13/October/2018 at 10:34
They have almost finished the 87 new apartments in the Pine Cliffs.
Two blocks are up and running with guests and the other two will be finished by the end of November.
They sold every one of them before they had even dug the foundations.


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 08:07
'The 'airstrip' as people call it is the dual carriageway road that runs up from the 'Worms' roundabout to Montechoro where the large private hospital is located. Officially it's called Avenida Salgado Zenha but try finding a sign that says so! Both those sites are at the bottom end.

I have spotted one more new build in town on the vacant land at the top of Rua do MFA  up to now used as an unofficial car park. Will try for a picture later.
Work on the site almost opposite me is grinding along slowly.

I assume that because of the prices these are holiday homes. People who work in restaurants and bars certainly cannot afford them.  I hope the council is getting its cut from the developers.

Pictures cannot be posted here now, hence the links. Admin is aware, they changed server recently which stopped uploads. I will prod.


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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 08:09
 the `airstrip` is another name for Correeira ... several rows of apartments being built on Rua Beato Vicente, behind Pingo Doce s/market ... the others are up top behind Janelas do Mar, the school and indoor arena .. a very large extension of the Infante development a couple of years old. There will be many more as a large site is for sale over the vale pedras road in Brejos where the old swimming pool was .. and flats to be built on the old `quinta` above harbour, next to old cemetary, are being advertised.


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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 09:52

Pictures cannot be posted here now, hence the links. Admin is aware, they changed server recently which stopped uploads. I will prod.
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Thanks Tom, now I know/understand.

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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 10:37
Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

'The 'airstrip' as people call it is the dual carriageway road that runs up from the 'Worms' roundabout to Montechoro where the large private hospital is located. Officially it's called Avenida Salgado Zenha but try finding a sign that says so! Both those sites are at the bottom end.

I have spotted one more new build in town on the vacant land at the top of Rua do MFA  up to now used as an unofficial car park. Will try for a picture later.
Work on the site almost opposite me is grinding along slowly.

I assume that because of the prices these are holiday homes. People who work in restaurants and bars certainly cannot afford them.  I hope the council is getting its cut from the developers.

Pictures cannot be posted here now, hence the links. Admin is aware, they changed server recently which stopped uploads. I will prod.
 

Regarding the loss of the "Unoffical car park", there has of course been no reduction in the number of cars needing to park. Living very close to the area we are directly affected by the overspill. It's bad enough now, lord only knows what it will be like in the summer. 

I know I am being a bit "nimby" here, but the knock on effect of the increase in non UK/Ireland tourists is a significant increase in cars, which, thus far, the council seem to have not taken into account in any way. In fact with the demise of said car park, the reverse has happened at just the wrong time...     


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Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 15:51
Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

Pictures cannot be posted here now, hence the links. Admin is aware, they changed server recently which stopped uploads. I will prod.


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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 16:04
Well done for getting it fixed Tom. 

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Posted By: DICEYUK
Date Posted: 14/October/2018 at 19:52
I'm not sure that he did fix it.
I've just used a different way of doing it.
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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 15/October/2018 at 10:34
Not me! Anyway here's a couple from the site at the top of Rua MFA. Using Dicey's method which I had forgotten about. Beach House!!

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 12/November/2018 at 13:19
It's a big 'ole now and is sure going to be fun living in those houses when they start digging out for the foundations and no doubt using piledrivers!

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 12/November/2018 at 13:22
And this is the site next to ALDI in town, which was left idle for a good long while. I will bet ALDI is photoshopped out of the glossy publicity!

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Posted By: S1gh
Date Posted: 15/November/2018 at 16:15
I was told yesterday that the new apartments that are being built in Patio overlooking the marina are all sold already.
€200k for a one bedroom, stunning views.


Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 15/November/2018 at 22:32
Stunning views but dodgy neighbours. 😀

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 22/January/2019 at 15:40
'The Perfect Beach House in the city' (see November 12 post) - the site today.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 02/February/2019 at 10:32
The site of the one-time Vale Navio 'resort' is now being redeveloped. They a re currently at thegroundwork and drain laying stage on the 32 hectare (79 acre) site.

This is what it's going to be when finished in 'about 3 years'.

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Some sympathy for the owners of the rather expensive houses along that road, given the current state of it!

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/August/2019 at 19:20
Several months since I have been to Vale Navio, so time to go back and see what's happening there.

Meanwhile, this development is going up across the road from me. From below, it all looks rather precarious, as if one decent shake of the ground will bring the whole lot down. Starting price €195,000 if you are interested.

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 02/September/2019 at 13:47
Do you have any photos of progress at the site in front of Arte Bar, Tom ... ?


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 09:29
Not lately, but I am down there tonight for the quiz and will have a look.


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Posted By: Jayjan
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 15:47
Tom did you get chance to visit the progress on Vale Navio? Thanks

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 17:18
Been to Vale Navio this morning. It's difficult to see exactly what is going on now. The site is fenced off and the road through it closed. I did get a distant view of small groups of workers making clouds of dust.

However, all around the outside are vast piles of rubble, holes in the ground, trees ripped out. Here are a few pictures of the perimeter.

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A sewer or drain pipe to nowhere.

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From the air this was clearly a tennis 'stadium' of some kind. It's next to the present day Albufeira riding centre. I don't think it's part of the Vale Navio site but maybe someone know of it.

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Afterwards I happened past an abandoned orange grove. I snaffled a few and very nice they are as well!


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 17:20
As for the Albufeira Prime site near the town hall, not a stroke of work going on but maybe they too are closed just for holidays. Would you pay the asking price if you had seen the way they were built?

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 10:27
Took a look at the site opposite Arte Bar. I was assured that work had been taking place earlier. Current state of affairs - interesting concept on the notice

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 13:02
... if they can sell these up to 500,000 euros, maybe someone should buy Crown Plaza next door .. ?


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Posted By: Algarveaddick
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 13:44
'Tis reported that someone has Pyrman. But then we have heard that before too... 

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Posted By: Orada-man
Date Posted: 28/September/2019 at 21:27
Interesting all these construction shots, must reviit the Arte Bar site this visit and collect some updated video.

On that subject I was lucky to come into possession of some early Marina development video and have compiled it for publish. It's interesting apart from a technical point view to see the timeline and also see some shots of older Albefeira.

It's on a temporary home at present but I will post a link to the Marina topic in around 4 weeks time. Meanwhile I am keeping an eye on phase 2 which seems to have had the summer off Smile


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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 29/September/2019 at 10:08
I'd love to see that video mate. I have loads of stills pre marina and during construction but haven't seen any video, do shout up when you publish it, cheers.

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Posted By: Orada-man
Date Posted: 29/September/2019 at 11:11
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

I'd love to see that video mate. I have loads of stills pre marina and during construction but haven't seen any video, do shout up when you publish it, cheers.


The construction is pre our time so was lucky to have been trusted with the footage by a mostly algarve resident.

I really wanted to timeline the project as best possible and include as many shots showing 'how things were and changed' as possible, stills from the project would be a very welcome addition to the final video?

There are a few reference shots I want to take this trip then I will publish the video end of October. I assumed, wrongly, the Chapel da Orada pre dated the development but there were buildings on that site which were used during the project and have now gone. Not being Algarve visitors back in those years it was of great interest to us and a pleasure to compile.



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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 29/September/2019 at 12:55
Chapel da Orada? Is that the same as the church Our Lady of Orada? If so that was there many, many years before the marina. I have photos down the valley of Orada, from top of windmill hill, where you can see it and the big square white building at other end that is still there.

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Posted By: Orada-man
Date Posted: 29/September/2019 at 15:08
Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

Chapel da Orada? Is that the same as the church Our Lady of Orada? If so that was there many, many years before the marina. I have photos down the valley of Orada, from top of windmill hill, where you can see it and the big square white building at other end that is still there.


Windmill Hill was certainly a good vantage point and yes you are correct, I see it now but confused it with the other white buildings that were nearby. It's been so long since I was on the forum either the method of embedding images has changed or I have completely forgotten, I will work it out when I have more time.




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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 09:14
"It's been so long since I was on the forum either the method of embedding images has changed..."

Can't be done directly but there are several simple workarounds. Details on request!


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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 10:25
I have loads like these... hope of interest?

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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 10:31
And another..

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Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 10:38
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Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 10:40
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Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 10:46
And the best I could do a few years back to capture the up to date same view.
Our Lady of Orada is there as is the big square house/building at the far end.
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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 11:55
Definitely of interest. Thanks.

I didn't know Albufeira before the Marina - and the "improvement" of the square.


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Posted By: Orada-man
Date Posted: 30/September/2019 at 19:12
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I have loads like these... hope of interest?

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Thanks Andrew, think we need a shared Dropbox folder Smile

Tom, thank you for the offer but uf the site does not host the images I'm guessing I need to and just link to them although I don't want to clutter my own sites with lots of incidental photos at this point.



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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 01/November/2019 at 14:43
Apartments Finisterre, below the Arte Bar, working on a public holiday! The building in the background is of course the abandoned Crowne Plaza hotel development.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 22/November/2019 at 08:42
Vale Navio Tuesday 19th November. Cannot see what's behind the fences but plenty of trucks going in and out, machinery moving around. The road through the site is more or less finished and open, on foot at least, but I saw no cars moving.

The first thing seen is that the track Caminho do Albufeira that goes past the riding school is blocked at both ends. The orange grove yielded about 5 kg of fruit with no effort and a good crop looks to be on the way.

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The old tennis stadium is not being touched it seems.

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Lotd of ground work, cables and drains being laid.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 24/December/2019 at 15:49
This is the big project across the road from the Arte Bar, which will be called Finisterra.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 30/December/2019 at 14:19
Dream on. Cerro D'Aguia highly des. res...

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/February/2020 at 13:59
The new block at the top of Rua do MFA is slowly progressing. I wonder who would buy them if hey had seen the standard of construction? I will try to get along to Vale Navio next week to see what's happening there.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 06/February/2020 at 15:21
Not a lot to report from Vale Navio. A couple of roads have been laid, but no buildings are yet appearing. Cables, pipes, wires and ducts are sprouting all over the place. I saw five or six blokes busy doing not a lot. Small mountains of rubble can be seen. Down at the back of the site, past the Albufeira Riding Centre, nothing has changed. Various mysterious buildings lurk in the woods, probably relics of some scheme since foundered.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 13/February/2020 at 12:40
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.

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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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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 08/March/2020 at 13:37
Someone has some money. High up on Cerro D'Aguia.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 24/March/2020 at 17:28
A lot of new building under way between the main road and the marina.

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

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 30/March/2020 at 11:15
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!

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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 30/March/2020 at 11:47
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. 


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 31/March/2020 at 08:41
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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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 31/March/2020 at 11:16
Yes ... the new build up on Pateo is called   http://quintadaalvorada.century21.pt/" rel="nofollow - 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/" rel="nofollow - https://www.algarnor.com/

and above the harbour is Finisterra Residence ...  https://www.buymeprestige.com/detail/luxury-pool-top-floor-algarve-albufeira-sea-view-sun_78400" rel="nofollow - https://www.buymeprestige.com/detail/luxury-pool-top-floor-algarve-albufeira-sea-view-sun_78400

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

opposite ALDI is Malpique Residence    https://www.orbial.pt/en-gb/development/malpique-residence/7423070" rel="nofollow - https://www.orbial.pt/en-gb/development/malpique-residence/7423070

quinta da correeira is being finished   https://casa.trovit.pt/listing/lotes-de-para-construcao-albufeira-correeira.Q1T11Pj1s12_" rel="nofollow - https://casa.trovit.pt/listing/lotes-de-para-construcao-albufeira-correeira.Q1T11Pj1s12_

and just behind the worms pingo doce is Albufeira Deluxe ... rua beato vicente ... finished a while ago and now available for hols, etc ..  
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up top of there and right of stadium is the huge apartamentos vale pedras development and
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and opposite that between RCI and the old swimming pool is over 16,000 m2 proposed ..


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 01/April/2020 at 08:36
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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 01/April/2020 at 10:27
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. 


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 02/April/2020 at 16:21
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.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 15/April/2020 at 15:40
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.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/April/2020 at 15:26
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.

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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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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 11/May/2020 at 09:57
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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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 11/May/2020 at 11:53
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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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 12/May/2020 at 10:02
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.

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 12/May/2020 at 13:07
Those Prestige buildings on Oceano were started around the recession .. and finished after a long delay around 3 years ago. I advised some Americans on the location when they wanted to book .. there was a little sales cabin up near the roundabout which was smashed every which way ... 

Here is the streetview from last August .. this turn also on the blue/green giro route ..
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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 12/May/2020 at 19:13
Thanks for the link to the paper Tom.  Quite a bit to digest but I have plenty time at the moment.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 16/May/2020 at 17:25
Work continues on the highly des.res. atop the ridge of Cerro D'Águia.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 27/May/2020 at 16:23
In São Rafael the W Hotel and Residences are taking shape. Can't say I like the design!" The vast edifice all looks like this.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 21/July/2020 at 17:00
Finisterra development on the way down towards the marina. Would you shell out the asking price for those available in excess of €750,000 if you had seen how they were built? Being sold by Sothebys.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 02/September/2020 at 13:11
The new development almost opposite me. All finished and apparently sold. Certainly the 'for sale' signs have gone.

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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 02/September/2020 at 13:22
And nothing to block your view. Great.


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 06/September/2020 at 13:36
The Albufeira Prime development opposite the town hall is coming along slowly. Asking price? A bargain at €350,000 for a T2.

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 07/September/2020 at 12:19
The bottom row is to be shops ... probably fashion, shoes, cafe, etc .. cleans up that corner.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 07/September/2020 at 15:19
I still makes me wonder who would be mad enough to invest in any high end property, apartment or shop, with the end of mass tourism fairly nigh. We shall see.


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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 18/January/2021 at 11:17
The Finisterra development on the cliff above the fishermen's harbour looks to be substantially complete. One penthouse has been sold for €1.37 MILLION!

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Posted By: pyrman
Date Posted: 18/January/2021 at 16:19
Here`s an agent for Prime ..
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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/January/2021 at 09:34
A snip at €435,000 but I bet they won't tell you that it's opposite the fire station and next to a busy road junction.

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Posted By: cameroncleggout
Date Posted: 20/January/2021 at 19:00
And if other recent builds are anything to go by, most of the Shops on ground floor won`t be occupied 



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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 21/January/2021 at 08:39
Originally posted by cameroncleggout cameroncleggout wrote:

And if other recent builds are anything to go by, most of the Shops on ground floor won`t be occupied 


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Posted By: jethro
Date Posted: 21/January/2021 at 15:06
As mentioned by other’s the prevalence of commercial units on ground floors of apartment complexes regardless of commercial need is something I often wondered about while strolling around during one of my many visits. 

It may indeed be a planning requirement, if is and there is no commercial justification then the developer simply adds the additional cost to the price of the apartments.  
And as long as they can be sold then it is good result for everyone except perhaps the purchasers of the apartments! 



Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 28/January/2021 at 18:18
Albufeira Prime - builders now off site, internal fit out under way.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 02/February/2021 at 16:26
On the way down the main road towards the marina, one can see five or six building sites with vast mansions being erected thereon. One site does though seem to have been abandoned and another hasn't yet got beyond basic ground clearance.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/July/2021 at 14:05
'ere's what the best end of a million quid will get you

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Posted By: Bunnyrunner
Date Posted: 05/July/2021 at 14:27
In your wildest dreams Tom! The 2 on the extreme left of your photo are for sale at €2.6m and €4.7m. One million euros will get you the villa on the 2nd last photo of your penultimate post.
The cheapest of the new builds on the plots above the steps that you show in todays marina post is €1.3m but you can get a resale offer of an old style semi detached villa right at the back of the plots backing on to the Ave dos Descobrimentos for a mere €675K but it's sea view has now been obliterated by the new build in front of it.

Anyone wishing to purchase any of these, just DM me I could do with the commissionWink


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 10/October/2021 at 09:10
The completed Finisterre building next to the old cemetery. One could have been yours if a had a million or so to spare.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 18/October/2021 at 10:46
Quinta Dourada, Vale Santa Maria.

This huge site has lain abandoned for at least 15 years and is now coming back to life. The site, at the bottom of the hill coming out of Albufeira heading for Guia. It's about 18 acres, or 7.3 hectares. Their website has no details of how much luxury living there will cost.

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Posted By: Richardk
Date Posted: 18/October/2021 at 11:17
It would be great if they finished the Crowne Plaza development by the Marina.  Somebody did say it may be too dilapidated so may have to be demolished - either way please clear this mess


Posted By: JuliejH
Date Posted: 18/October/2021 at 12:01
That’s very interesting , not far from us and we always thought the plans were for a golf course there ?


Posted By: tiganut
Date Posted: 18/October/2021 at 14:16
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Posted By: Bunnyrunner
Date Posted: 18/October/2021 at 15:34
Originally posted by Richardk Richardk wrote:

It would be great if they finished the Crowne Plaza development by the Marina.  Somebody did say it may be too dilapidated so may have to be demolished - either way please clear this mess

Cerro Novo still trying to sell it although they have taken down the €99m price tag, now it says P.O.A.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/October/2021 at 07:59
The Crowne Plaza main building may be salvageable but the town houses are quite likely beyond hope, the concrete skeletons havng been exposed to the elements for more than ten years. If they were to be demolished, the taxpayer would pay. I can't see anyone paying tens of millions, then having to pay to demolish them and then spend a few tens of millions more on new properties.

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Posted By: Katels Castelo
Date Posted: 19/October/2021 at 22:36
W Hotel at Gale - I share your concerns on aged and exposed concrete being built upon as I'm sure that the nearly completed W Hotel on the main road down to Gale has also been exposed for 8-10 years as just a concrete framework. And there's been no sign of that being knocked down prior to them building it out. Oh.....and it looks a pretty ugly building but it hasn't stopped them pricing the penthouse apartments for over £1m euros.
And just for good measure locals confirm that they have taken over the beach bars at Castelo and plan to knock down/rebuild as a cocktail bar (we shall see) along with Evaristo but they don't plan to change that. And they call it progress! 


Posted By: Bunnyrunner
Date Posted: 30/March/2022 at 14:53
Just found the Crowne Plaza development on a website listed at a cool 17.5m Euros.

If you can't run to that then perhaps you fancy owning the Louisiana restaurant on Cais Herculano for just 5.5m Euros.

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Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 16/May/2022 at 16:39
Some of the highly des. res. being built near the marina.

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