Demolition of the old hotel at Galion beach : the Tropical Wave is not included

Works which should last until the end of the year will begin with the removal of asbestos from the site.

Demolition of the old hotel on Galion Beach should begin this month, says the latest issue of the Réserve naturelle. "The process has started, and demolition contracts have been notified to both companies that have been awarded the contract" indicates the RN.

The first phase of construction will include the removal of asbestos from the site. This process will be managed by a company from Martinique. The debris containing asbestos will then be sent to the mainland by boat where they will be recycled.

The second phase, the demolition of the building, is scheduled for the end of the summer.

Construction should be completed by the end of the year. "The goal of the Conservatoire du littoral in this project is to restore degraded parts of this magnificent site and maintain its naturalness, while providing facilities to welcome the public" states the Réserve newspaper.

It is also stated that during the works, "the Conservatoire will contact the Collectivité and the various users of the site to establish partnerships."


Note that the contract does not include the demolition of the snack stand-restaurant Tropical Wave, has confirmed the new director of the Conservatoire in St. Martin. Its demolition is indeed no longer planned for; unlike it had been announced several years ago. In 2014, the previous director of the Conservatoire had indicated his desire to demolish the snack stand in order to build a new one. He explained at the time that a call for bids was to be launched hoping that Pat, the current manager, would submit his proposal.


Finally, we learn that a first authorization for temporary occupation has been signed with the Collectivité to establish a first aid station near the floating pool.

Estelle Gasnet