Carmena Authorises Wanda’s Plans For Edificio España

29 April 2016 – Expansión

The Governing Body of the Town Hall of Madrid, chaired by the mayoress, Manuela Carmena, has tenatively approved the detailed plans for Edificio España and has authorised the “volumetric remodelling” proposed by the Chinese Group Wanda, which owns the property.

Now, a 20-day period of public consultation will begin. Following those discussions, the document will be approved definitively and then the relevant building permits may be requested.

The approved document defines the plans for the volumes of the rear part of the property and also requires the maintenance of its original protected façades.

A representative from the Sustainable Urban Development team, José Manuel Calvo, explained yesterday that he has agreed a work schedule with Wanda, which includes holding a preliminary meeting on 4 May to form a technical team.

Calvo added that, the different detailed aspects may well be defined within the next two months, so that the necessary measures can be taken to “grant the licences and allow the construction work to begin”.

Original story: Expansión

Translation: Carmel Drake