10/10/2014 – Expansion
Gallina Blanca Star (GBST) packs its things up. In the Christmas time, the firm controlled by Avecrem will move to its new premises of 5.000 square meters situated at the Plaza Europa de L’Hospitalet square, Barcelona.
Gallina Blanca is said to have signed a rental contract with Sareb, the bad bank of Spain, on a 5-storey building located between the Hotel Renaissance and the skyscraper of perfumery group Puig.
The property is entirely glazed and hosted no tenant before. It was developed by real estate firm Procam in which Catalunya Banc had a share. The asset fell into hands of Sareb during the entity’s restructuring process.
The building will house the general headquarters of Gallina Blanca Star, presided by Artur Carulla and led by Ignasi Ricou, as well as a gastronomic center and a gym for employees.
At the moment, the firm occupies the 15th, 16th and 17th floors and a part of the ground floor of the Torre Realia skyscraper designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. In 2009, Gallina Blanca entered the building as the first tenant, soon joined by KPMG.
Original article: Expansión (by S. Saborit & M. Anglés)
Translation: AURA REE