The old Fuzeta Lifeguard Station, considered an "architectural landmark of inestimable value" to the town of Fuzeta and the municipality of Olhão will be the target of an “extensive renovation intervention", announced today by the Municipality of Olhão.
“At first, the survey of existing structures in the building will be carried out, and then we can proceed with the elaboration of the requalification project”, revealed the mayor, António Miguel Pina, for whom “it is essential to preserve such an important part of the collective memory of all of us”.
Despite showing signs of degradation, the former “Salva-Vidas” Station, a building under former use of the Ministry of Defense, but under management of the municipality, was being used until recently by the Fuzeta Naval Club.
In order to allow for the renovation work at the station to take place, it was necessary to ensure an alternative space was available for the regular operation of the Naval Club, so in 2019 the Municipality financed the purchase of facilities which now house the equipment of the institution that were previously being held in the old building.
Once the renovation intervention is completed, Mayor Pina said that “the old Salva-Vidas Station will be given a new life, which will have a use that enhances its memory also, and that allows it to be visited by the public”. Returning the station to its former glory will no doubt drive touristic interest in the region, as its unique location certainly makes it a one-of-a-kind feature along the Algarve’s coast.