11 March 2019 – Planta Doce
The Ministry of Defence has completed the sale of the plots of land on Calle Arturo Soria in Madrid that used to house the Hospital del Aire until 2004. The buyer is Dedir Clínica, owned by Welldone Investment, which has paid €22.6 million for the site. The group also owns the building where the Hospital Quirón Palmaplanas is located in Palma de Mallorca.
The plots of land in Madrid have a surface area of almost 30,000 m2 and are currently dedicated to public use, although that status may be changed to private or residential use. The hospital that previously stood on the site was demolished in 2004 and the land is currently in disuse.
Original story: Planta Doce
Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake
4 October 2017 – Eje Prime
The plot of land (…) is located in the Arturo Soria neighbourhood of Madrid, one of the most expensive areas of the capital (…).
The Ministry of Defence is looking to shed weight. The government department has received authorisation from the Council of Ministers to put up for auction the land on which the former Hospital del Aire used to be located. The block is in disuse and has been vacant since 2011 when the old hospital building was demolished.
The asking price for the ownership of the land has been set at €25.1 million, for a plot spanning 28,341 m2. The former hospital has been included in the Ministry of Defence’s portfolio of buildings since 1945, when the former Ministry of Air acquired it, through a normal purchase and sale transaction.
In 2010, the Ministry of Defence managed to reach a pre-agreement with the Fundación Universidad Empresa to sell the building, but just six months later, the protocol that had been signed in that regard expired.
The express authorisation of the Council of Ministers to launch the auction was mandatory in this case, given that the sales value of the site exceeds €20 million.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake