The Ferris wheel in Corralejo is closer to becoming a reality
After months of paperwork, the La Oliva Town Hall has launched the process to find investors interested in constructing a panoramic Ferris wheel in Corralejo, with a minimum height of 40 metres. The deadline for proposals to be submitted through the appropriate official channels is March 23rd.
The concession is expected to initially be for 10 years, with the operator having to face a fee, with the option to extend it for a further five years. Taking into account the income that has been forecast in an economic study of the project, an estimated value of the contract of almost 9.5 million euros is obtained, based on the report dated February 27th.
The Ferris wheel is to be installed on a municipally owned plot, in a central area of the tourist town, near the Guardia Civil barracks, with the condition that it can be raised to a maximum height of 55 metres if desired, according to the technical data in the project.
It must be a fixed structure in the sense that it will be inseparable from the ground on which it is built, unlike a fair ride, although its body or structure must be made up of removable or portable elements in modules, which facilitate its future removal, relocation, or in case of need of repair.
All cabins will be designed as closed cabins with the most rigorous security systems and must have an air conditioning system and be accessible. The wheel may not have advertising elements unrelated to the activity, and sufficient lighting to allow its operation in the evening and at night.