9 October 2018
The asset, located at 66 Calle de Tangér, is owned by UK & European Investments and has five floors and 7,200 square meters.
The US-based tech giant is moving to Madrid’s 22@. Barcelona’s technology district, a benchmark in today’s office market, will now play host to Hewlett & Packard (HP), which has just leased an entire office building at Calle Tangér from UK & European Investments, the real estate developer announced.
The property, located at 66 Calle de Tangér, a centrally located street in the district, has five floors and 7,200 square meters of surface area, 800 square meters or which are on the roof, with stunning views of Barcelona.
The American technology will set up shop next door to other giants of the tech sector, including Amazon and WeWork in the Luxa office complex, which is owned by Catalana Occidente. Other large international firms, mostly related to technology, have also recently moved to the area: Facebook moved into Merlin’s iconic Torre Glòries, while Schibsted and King will share a space in a new building that Colonial is building in 22@.
UK & European Investments acquired HP’s new home in Barcelona in July 2016. The asset underwent a complete rehabilitation, converting an industrial building into an office building, the first in Barcelona to have a Leed Platinum certificate. The London architectural office of Buckley Gray Yeoman (BGY) and Spain’s Deerns participated in the project.
UK & European Investments, headquartered in London and headed by its CEO, Barney Kelham, specialises in the development of prime industrial-style office spaces. In Spain, where the firm has an office, the company’s rehabilitation of the 66 Calle de Tangér building is one of several projects that the group has underway in the country, with a gross total development value of more than 130 million euros. Among them, two residential projects in Madrid and Marbella stand out.
TLG, a private investment firm that operates in eleven countries, with a significant presence in the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Germany and Spain, owns the company. The firm is active in fashion distribution, fund management, hotels and venture capital.
Original Story: EjePrime
Translation: Richard Turner