27 November 2015 – Expansión
El Corte Inglés has signed a lease contract with the consultancy firm EY, which will occupy the eleven floors of office space in its iconic building, Torre Titania. The property is located in the centre of Madrid on the site of the former Torre Windsor, which burnt down in 2005.
The tower, which forms part of the El Corte Inglés commercial complex on the Castellana, is 111m tall and has 27 floors, five of which are dedicated to underground parking, with another four used for technical aspects (lift machinery, air treatment units, fans, etc..).
The first seven floors above ground were opened in 2011 as the retail area of El Corte Inglés on the Castellana, whilst the remaining eleven floors are reserved for office use and were put on the market for both lease and sale.
According to a statement by EY on Wednesday, the new offices will house its 2,000 employees in Madrid. It added that Titania is one of the most modern and efficient buildings in the capital from an energy perspective.
The property, also known as Torre Azca, is located in the financial district of the same name, says EY, which expects the relocation of its headquarters in Spain to be completed during the first few months of 2017.
It was vital for José Luis Perelli, the President of EY in Spain, to find new headquarters for the company given the growth of its workforce, which will amount to almost 3,000 employees by the end of the year, compared with 2,300 at the end of 2014.
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Translation: Carmel Drake