26 January 2018 – Expansión
The largest supermarket chain in Spain, Mercadona, is looking forward to having new headquarters by 2021. The company chaired by Juan Roig has started work on the construction of an office complex that will house its central headquarters in Albalat dels Sorells, just over 10 km from the centre of Valencia.
The construction work of this authentic corporate city will involve an investment of €80 million to build three new properties with a surface area of 25,000 m2, as well as a large underground parking lot.
That amount does not include the price of the land, given that the plots in question have belonged to Mercadona for more than a decade when it first planned the development of this area for its future needs. In fact, the new offices will be located next to its data processing centre and a training and services centre that the company inaugurated in 2014 as a first phase, with an investment of €45 million.
The future corporate city will concentrate the activity and services that the Valencian company currently houses in its historic headquarters, an ancient building next to one of its supermarkets in the heart of the town of Tabernes Blanques and on the Fuente del Jarro de Paterna industrial estate. At the new site, the company will have the capacity to house around 1,000 workers; the construction work is scheduled to finish in 2021.
According to Mercadona, the new intelligent buildings have been designed in line with environmental criteria relating to energy efficiency, sustainability and responsible use of water. The supermarket chain expects around 150 suppliers to participate in the construction work and that around 600 people will work on the development over the next few years.
Original story: Expansión (by A.C.A)
Translation: Carmel Drake