11 March 2015 – Expansión
Bluespace is bringing its storage rental business to the centre of Madrid, in a deal valued at €8 million. The self-storage company has acquired the building located on Avenida de los Toreros, 8, in the district of Salamanca, where it plans to open a new centre, containing one thousand ‘lockers’ or mini-storage spaces, by the end of the year; it will be the company’s fourth largest space.
The property, measuring almost 8,000 square metres, was owned by Baraka Global Invest, the real estate group (in turn) owned by the Murcian businessman Trinitario Casanova. Until now, the building was occupied by a Peugeot car dealership.
The investment of €8 million includes both the acquisition of the building, as well as the cost of refurbishment for its new use. The new centre will have floor space of 4,500 square metres and, in addition to the storage spaces, will also include a business centre and meeting rooms, and will offer clients a removals service.
This transaction is the largest closed by Bluespace since January, when the company was taken over by the Fremont Group, an investment company from San Francisco (USA).
Network of centres
Bluespace is headquartered in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) and has a network of 22 (owned) centres located in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. It also has 25 partner centres in 22 cities across Spain.
Bluespace’s largest centres are located in Sant Just Desvern, Alcorcón (Madrid) and on Avenida Ramón y Cajal, also in the Spanish capital.
In 2013, the company generated turnover of €18.26 million and an EBITDA of €7.62 million.
Original story: Expansión (by J.O.)
Translation: Carmel Drake