Barcelona City Council Reactivates the Construction of 650 Social Housing Units

3 June 2020 –

Barcelona City Council has assured that by the end of 2020 there will be 2,400 officially protected flats under construction, of which 83% will be for rent.

Over the next few days, Barcelona City Council will reactivate the construction of 15 affordable housing properties, comprising 650 flats, according to an announcement made on Wednesday by the Councillor for Housing, Lucía Martín.

She also revealed that the City Council will tender a package of 16 more projects comprising 1,500 flats in total between now and the end of the year. As such, by 31 December 2020, there will be 2,400 public flats under construction in Barcelona, of which 83% will be for rent. The rest will be used either for urban development or will form part of a surface area entitlement, whereby the city grants public land for use by the residents for 75 years.

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Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake