21 February 2017 – Expansión
Through the Baraka Group, the Murcian businessman has purchased a plot of land measuring more than 30,000 m2 from Consum, where it is going to build a logistics warehouse.
The construction group Baraka, controlled by the well-known businessman Trinitario Casanova, has completed the purchase of a plot of land dedicated to logistics-industrial use, located in the municipality of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, in Barcelona.
The land, owned until now by the Consum group, spans 30,665 m3; and Baraka is going to build a 19,213 m2 complex on the site, split into modules of around 6,000 m2, with the aim of leasing them to three operators, said the company. Currently, Baraka is negotiating with two companies interested in the project, say sources at the group, speaking to Expansión.
Sources at the company highlight the location of the future platform in the “strategic enclave of the Can Estella industrial estate, located next to the A-2 and AP-7 motorways, which connect the Mediterranean Arc with Barcelona, the main traffic route from Europe through the Mediterranean and Pyrenees, with Madrid”.
In total, Baraka is going to invest €15 million in this project.
In parallel to this industrial project, Baraka is working on the marketing of the commercial area of Edificio España, the property that it acquired last June from the Chinese Wanda Group, only to immediately sell it onto RIU Hotels.
In addition to the Edificio España operation, Casanova acquired a building on c/Preciados 13, also in Madrid, as well as the adjacent building, which houses the Carlos V Hotel. In the case of c/Preciados 13, Baraka has teamed up with the real estate group Hines, which is acting as the financial partner, whilst the Spanish firm is taking care of the building work and the search for a new tenant.
Original story: Expansión (by Rocío Ruiz)
Translation: Carmel Drake