Hard Rock Is Commissioned To Construct BCN World

5 July 2017 – Eje Prime

After years of toing and froing, BCN World has a new owner. In the end, the macro-complex is going to be constructed by the US group Hard Rock, which was the only firm to submit a firm offer and which has contributed €3 million as a guarantee to advance with the project, as the company explained in a statement.

Last Friday was the deadline for the submission of the designs to construct a recreation and tourist macro-complex, however, international candidates Genting Group and Melco Crown withdrew from the process before that date. The latter was going to be Hard Rock’s partner in the project.

The next key date is 10 July, when the details of the project will be revealed. Specifically, the architectural proposal and the economic feasibility studies. Then there will be a 45-day period for the award to be made public, although we already know that only one bid has been submitted.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Airbus Unveils Plans For Its New Offices In Getafe

10 November 2016 – Expansión

The Airbus group has decided to unify its offices in Madrid into one large site. (…).

The new facilities will be located on land that Airbus owns alongside its factory in Getafe. Lamela, the architecture firm that won the tender to design the site, is drawing up plans for the complex, which will have a total surface area of 54,000 m2 and which will house 1,600 staff.

According to sources at the architecture studio, the new campus will include three new spaces: two modules for the central offices, buildings for IM (Information Management) and CPD (Data Processing Centre), a canteen, with capacity for 3,000 people, and an identification centre.

According to the proposed timetable, the plans will be ready during the first quarter of 2017 and construction work will begin soon after that, with the likely completion date at the end of 2018. (…).

Original story: Expansión (by R. Arroyo and R. Ruiz)

Translation: Carmel Drake