27 May 2015 – Expansión
The Ministry of Defence is continuing its real estate divestment plan to generate revenue. To this end, the body chaired by Pedro Morenés has closed the sale of a plot of land measuring 14,429 square metres, with more than 25,000 square metres of buildable area, in Cas Capiscol (Mallorca).
Given that the building is owned by the Administration, the Ministry of Defence organised a public auction, through the real estate portal addmeet. The plot of land that is up for sale houses former (army) barracks, spread over several buildings, which have been in disuse since the 1990s.
The Ministry of Defence put this land on the market for €5.318 million. In the end, it has been sold for a slightly higher price: €5.55 million. The winning bid was submitted by a subsidiary of the Catalan real estate company La Llave de Oro. The buildable plot measuring 25,131 square metres may be used for tertiary purposes, i.e. to build offices, hotels and retail buildings. Nevertheless, the general urban development plan where this land is located is currently in the process of being modified.
The Ministry of Defence also own other plots of land in Mallorca, including in Son Busquets, where it has a plot measuring more than 110,000 square metres.
Original story: Expansión (by R. Ruiz)