By Eleni Botas
Today it is expected to be judged who will take over the area of 345 acres inside the former American Gournes Base in Heraklion, Crete, also known as “Little Greek”.
Dimand and Reds are now invited to submit improved financial bids through the e-Auction process through e-Auction.
Therefore, whoever submits the best offer, will be the contractor of the HRDH tender for the development of the area, while paving the way for the individual separate investment of the casino, which is part of the whole development plan, but is promoted with a separate process.
In particular, the license of the casino in Gournes will follow the model of Elliniko. This means that first the investor who will utilize the area will be selected and then the casino license will be granted.
Those interested in the casino license in Gournes, Heraklion, will have to negotiate with both the State and the concessionaire of the area.
The coastal area under development with a total area of 345,567 sq.m., which is located 13 km from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” and 16 km from the city of Heraklion. In the last 20 years, the Hellenic Center for Marine Research, the Aquarium “Thalassokosmos”, the International Exhibition and Conference Center of Crete, etc. have been developed in adjacent areas of the property.
The plan promoted envisages a number of developments, including hotels (4 and 5 star), hostels, conference-exhibition center, holiday homes, shopping malls, marina, helipad and other uses.
The property is in contact (front 320 m.) With the old National Road Heraklion-Agios Nikolaos and has direct and easy access to the North Road of Crete.
Its distance from the port and the city of Heraklion is 16 km, 13 km from Heraklion International Airport “N. Kazantzakis” and 20 km from the New International Airport which is planned to be developed in the settlement of Kastelli in the next five years.
Regarding the two claimants of the contract, Dimand SA is one of the most important real estate companies in Greece, offering a significant range of services, including project and construction management, technical and consulting support and facility management. It was founded in 2002, having significant experience in the implementation of very demanding projects, such as the AEK football stadium in New Philadelphia, the reconstruction of the Piraeus Tower, the “Saroglio” Foundation in Omonia, the reconstruction of the former building facilities of “Papas” etc.
As for Reds, a member of the “ELLAKTOR” Group, it is one of the largest real estate development companies in our country. Reds SA operates in Greece and Romania with a portfolio consisting of award-winning projects of international distinction. Its investment interest is focused on the development of commercial parks, shopping and entertainment centers, organized residential complexes, exhibition centers, as well as office buildings and mixed uses.
Source From: Capital