21 June 2018 – Eje Prime
The Government of Madrid is going to be Amazon’s neighbour. Specifically, the Community of Madrid’s Ministry of the Economy, Employment and Finance has decided to move some of its teams to the Prado Urban Business Park, the office complex that is home to the Spanish headquarters of the e-commerce giant.
After the lease contract for its current headquarters, located at number 13 Carrera de San Jerónimo, came to an end, the Community of Madrid decided that the best option for some of its departments would be to move them to the Delicias neighbourhood.
The departments of Trade and Consumption; Industry, Energy and Mining; the Economy, Statistics and Competitiveness; as well as the Invest Office, will occupy the ground, first, second, third and fourth floors of the West Building in the complex, which has a surface area of 14,500 m2.
Ahead of the arrival of the civil servants, there are just 400 Amazon employees working at the Prado Urban Business Park; the complex has capacity for 1,000 people. The lease contract that the Madrilenian Government has signed runs until 31 August 2029.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake