It’s been in the pipeline for around a decade, but now there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel for the €400,000 project to move Lagos’ GNR police station out of town and into a new building in neighbouring Chinicato.
So said the Ministry of Internal Administration, which in a written response to PCP MPs João Dias and António Filipe, revealed that the works at the future station should be completed “by the end of the year”.
The building where the new station will be located already houses GNR’s traffic brigade and is undergoing massive renovations to turn it into a full-fledged police station.
Although the works will be paid for by the council, the government will refund the council later.
The current GNR station is located in a dilapidated section of Lagos’ Nossa Senhora de Loreto convent. It is described as one of the most rundown in the Algarve, with crumbling ceilings and walls, old plumbing and unfit conditions for both agents and the public.