Málaga has 3 Macro-Projects in the Pipeline for 2030

20 March 2019 – Eje Prime

Málaga is giving itself a makeover. It wants to be known as a smart city or the museum city, rather than the tourism hub for the Costa del Sol. To this end, the Town hall of Málaga is managing more than thirty projects to be launched over the next ten years. And the outlook is bright. The city offers high returns both on the high street, as well as in shopping centres and prime offices.

In this context, the Mediterranean city is working on three major projects. The first is a special plan for the port, which covers 1 million m2 of space, where a 37-storey hotel, three office buildings, a customs building and a large auditorium are going to be built if all of the relevant approvals are granted.

The second is the Los Martiricos development, a residential project on a site spanning 67,000 m2, where the plan is to build 220 social housing properties and 450 private homes. Offices and a commercial area will also be constructed if the corresponding building permits are approved.

The third major project is planned for the site of the former Repsol plant, where the Town Hall of Málaga wants to create an office area. Alternatively, it could build four blocks of social housing properties on that site.

The Andalucían city has many other projects underway. Most respond to the growth in residential demand, especially in the market for alternative assets, such as halls of residence for students and nursing homes for the elderly. But overall the real estate sector is booming. In fact, construction permits rose by 40% in 2018.

Original story: Eje Prime (by Marta Casado Pla)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Octagon & Orion will Invest €400M in Sevilla Park

13 March 2018 – Eje Prime

Sevilla Park has a start date. Construction of the concert venue and shopping centre is going to begin in March 2019 and will involve an investment of €400 million by the promoters of the project, the marketing and entertainment agency Octagon and the investment fund Orion.

The two companies have reached an agreement with the Town Hall of Sevilla to start building work on land in the Port of the regional capital. Nevertheless, the President of Octagons S2, Xavier Bartrolí, said at a press conference that, if the deadlines are not adhered to, it will be very difficult for the project to continue in Sevilla.

“It is not that we lack energy, but there comes a time when you start to feel a little fatigued”, recognised the director, whose plan with Sevilla Park is for it to start operating in 2020, the year in which the first international artists will be hosted in the space following 18 months of construction work, according to ABC de Sevilla.

The obstacle that the property developers had found until now was the transfer of some CLH deposits to another location from the port, a pitfall that has now been overcome, although it has resulted in an extra cost of €30 million for the investors.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake