A 7-billion-euro project to develop Hellinikon, Athens’ former airport complex in Glyfada, into a metropolitan park, residential area, business and trade center will include the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings, according to the Integrated Development Plan tabled for public consultation this week.
According to the developers, the aim is to improve the quality of life of residents at the urban complex by developing an extensive metropolitan area that will also include green and recreational spaces.
The six towers will include the metropolitan park arena, the marina residential tower, the office tower, the hotel tower, the integrated resort tower and the promenade residential tower – all of which are set to serve as landmarks of the area thanks to their unique design.
According to the plans, the area marked Α-Α1 will host the Tourism, Leisure and Business Park to be divided into the Health & Wellness area and the resort area including 5-star hotel, conference halls and casino – both of which will have views to the coast, Athens and Piraeus. Other tourism facilities will be constructed along the Agios Kosmas marina.
Despite its massive potential and benefits for the Athens Riviera and the Greek economy overall, the Hellinikon project has been running into hurdles and construction has yet to begin. The project is expected to create 10,000 permanent jobs during construction and 75,000 jobs upon completion.