The Alicante City Council has been collaborating for the last year with the companies Carrefour Property and Custom Suits in the ambitious project for the comprehensive transformation of the Puerta de Alicante shopping center into a large mixed-use space with flexible offices, coworking, a gym, a games room and a convention and congress area that will have an auditorium for large events.
The conversion of this 40,000 square meter commercial complex will be developed under the ‘Work City’ model in a pioneering action in Spain, which contemplates the distribution of the future sustainable and healthy space in an urban structure with streets, squares with furniture, trees, vegetation and outdoor spaces that will faithfully reproduce the most emblematic places in the city.
The start of the works is scheduled for the end of next June with the aim that the office space will already be fully available during the first quarter of next year.
“This is great news for the social, economic and employment reactivation of the neighborhoods of Benalúa, La Florida, San Gabriel and Babel and surrounding areas, where some 55,000 people live,” said Mayor Luis Barcala on Wednesday, who highlighted the collaboration of the two developers with the Office of Investment Attraction of Alicante (Alia) to promote this pioneering initiative in Spain aligned with the municipal strategy Alicante Futura for attracting networking and technology-based companies.
“And it is especially satisfying that the project not only guarantees the maintenance of current jobs in the center, but will increase the supply to meet the demand that will generate this new model, whose office and coworking space will ensure the presence of about 1,800 workers daily and will strengthen the urban and commercial value of the entire area,” added the mayor.
“The future ‘Work City will also contribute to the economic and social rebalancing between the neighborhoods of Alicante in which the City Council is working.”
Source: Alicanti TV