Catalonia raises a residence for €12.6M in Barcelona

Catalonia raises a residence for €12.6M in Barcelona

The regional government has allocated 12.6 million euros to the works of a multi-family building with 83 homes for the elderly, an assisted residential facility and various services where the old Quirón de Barcelona was located, according to the regional contracting platform.

The beneficiary company of the contract has been Levantina, Ingeniería y Construcción. This company has obtained the highest score, with 97.4 points, in a contest to which up to eleven companies have submitted their bids.

In addition to Levantina, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica, the UTE (Temporary Business Association) formed by Contratas Vilor and Route Pont, Vias y Construcciones, Arcadi Pla, Obrascón Huarte Lain, Agrupación Guinovart Obras y Servicios Hispania, Construcciones Adolfo Sobrino, Vialitat y Serveis and Constructora San José, in order of the final score.

The performance will take place on Avenida de la Mare de Déu de Monsterrat, in the Gràcia district. The residence will be built on a 1,914 sqm plot of land where the old Quirón clinic is located, which was built in 1970 and had seven floors.

As stated in the initial specifications of the contract, the estimated construction budget was divided into six aspects between direct and indirect costs. The largest item was for material, with 6.5 million euros, while the budget for salary costs was 3.5 million euros. For its part, the investment in machinery was more than half a million euros and other costs of the work represented more than 350,000 euros.

The general costs of the structure exceeded 1.4 million euros. The start of the tender dates from July 10, 2020. The execution period to carry out the works is two years and four months from the beginning.

50 years management

Once the residence is built, its management will be assigned for fifty years and, after this period, the equipment will pass into the hands of the Barcelona City Council. The specifications also oblige the management company to carry out a maintenance plan for the building and a renovation during the time that the center will have available.

The Barcelona City Council bought the property from Banco Santander for 9.5 million euros at the end of 2012. More than a year later, the council began the demolition of the old Quirón clinic. These works began in July and ended in December 2014.

The old Quirón clinic consisted of a basement, semi-basement, ground floor, six upper floors and a seventh floor where the attic was located. The city council, after demolishing the building to the basement floors, ordered it to be filled with recycling aggregate from the demolition itself and a finishing layer with sand, at street level, to advance the construction process of future facilities.

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