29 September 2018 – Expansión
The multinational consultancy firm Everis will move its headquarters from Barcelona to an office complex that Meridia Capital is going to build for it in the Villa Olímpica and which will have a surface area of 25,000 m2. According to Cushman&Wakefield, which has advised on the lease, it is the largest corporate rental operation in the Catalan capital for the last 10 years.
Currently, Everis has its headquarters at 605, La Diagonal, although it also occupies other offices in different locations around the city. Its intention is to move all of its workers from Barcelona, around 2,900 people in total, to the future headquarters. The new facilities will be located at number 213 Avenida Icària and will be split between two buildings.
The plot was acquired a year ago by Meridia, the investment manager chaired by Javier Faus, and has a total surface area of 43,000 m2. The plan is to allocate two-thirds of the plot to offices and the rest to homes.
The Everis project is the first one to be announced for this mega-plot and will be constructed by Meridia turnkey for the multinational firm, with which it has signed a 10-year lease contract. According to a statement issued by the consultancy firm yesterday, the new offices will be “a series of modern, efficient and open spaces that will promote collaboration and innovation through their shared work areas and the latest technologies”.
The new space will be complementary to Living Lab, an innovation and co-creation laboratory located in Barcelona, where more than 70 Everis professionals are based working on the development of innovative projects.
Original story: Expansión (by M. Anglés)
Translation: Carmel Drake