Colonial will complete it by mid-2018 and will have 17 floors
Colonial has begun construction in the 22 @ district of Barcelona of the largest turnkey office building in recent years in the Catalan capital, with 24,500 square meters and 17 fully diaphanous plants – without columns – of about 1,800 square meters Each, which will involve a total investment of 77 million euros and is expected to be ready by mid-2018.
At a press conference on Monday, Colonial’s business director, Alberto Alcober, explained that this building seeks to offer the highest quality of space and environmental organization –opt to become the first office building in the city of Barcelona LEED Platinum certification – making the difference with the existing office supply.
It is located in the street Ciutat de Granada 150, next to the Plaza de Glòries; Will have a facade of 100 meters in length covered with ceramic pipes in green and raw shades, and the part that gives the interior of apple will have a vegetation cover to integrate into a municipal park that is planned urbanization.
The building, which is designed by the Batlle i Roig Arquitectura studio, will also have terraced gardens, and is marketed exclusively by Cushman & Wakefield, which has already secured a pre-rental contract with the Norwegian group Schibsted, which will occupy 10,200 meters Square – 9,400 offices and 800 terrace – spread over six floors, with between 700 and 800 employees.
Schibsted will unify the three buildings it currently occupies in the Barcelona area – two in the capital and one in Sant Cugat del Vallès – gaining a 30% of surface, for which it has signed the largest pre-rental agreement in the city In the last 10 years for a building under construction.
The director of organization and development of people of Schibsted Spain, Jaume Gurt, affirmed that it will be a space to grow and that will help attract talent – at present they have personnel of 29 nationalities -, while favoring synergies: “We believe that being together we can improve the way we work. ”
In addition to Schibsted, which owns portals such as Infojobs, Vibbo, Fotocasa, Habitaclia, Milanuncios and Coches.net, the future office building is receiving more samples of interest from potential tenants, according to its proponents.
This project is part of the investment plan announced by Colonial in 2016 and was acquired by the patrimonial group Benson Elliot fund for 45 million euros, while it will allocate 32 million to the construction.