Goodman invests more than €550M in Catalonia

Goodman invests more than €550M in Catalonia

Goodman boosts the local economy and generates employment in Nissan (Catalonia), with a project that will have a direct investment of more than 550 million euros. The logistics activity by itself would generate more than 3,200 direct jobs, to which would be added the jobs created from the industrial activity, in a range of professions, functions and qualifications.

The company is committed to actively participating in the generation of quality jobs, maintaining employment in the area, facilitating training and promoting employment among logistics, industrial and data center companies that will operate in the new facilities. and that it will have a positive impact on the environment.

“Goodman's proposal for the former Nissan site takes into account the needs of all current and future stakeholders. The population of Barcelona will exceed 5.1 million inhabitants in the next 15 years. As the city's population grows, so do the needs of its citizens. Our proposal is a complete regeneration of the site. Not only does it meet current needs, but it addresses long-term trends in urbanization, growing consumption and increasing sustainability requirements for the future, "says Ignacio García Cuenca, Goodman country manager in Spain.

In the logistics field, the project proposes the development of state-of-the-art facilities for logistics and urban distribution in the Zona Franca, responding to the need for modern platforms close to the city of Barcelona. The plan also contemplates the development of flexible spaces, as well as data centers that will reinforce the position of the city of Barcelona as a reference site in the field of industry 4.0.

In addition, new green areas would be created, including an ecological urban garden, while a large part of the land would be used for services, such as restaurants, sports facilities and leisure areas.

“The project will involve the creation of more than just buildings: it will be a destination that all citizens can enjoy. The properties developed will be flexible to accommodate future technology and support the health and well-being of the people who work in them, but will also incorporate sustainability features that reduce their environmental impact ”, says García Cuenca.

Goodman proposes flexible solutions for industrial operators and thus attracts new industrial activity. With the company as a strategic real estate partner, industrial operators can focus their resources on their core business.

For Montcada i Reixac, Goodman is also committed to a global solution that integrates the industry with urban distribution logistics, meeting the highest quality and sustainability standards.

To improve the use of the available land, it is committed to a vertical design, a model in which Goodman is a pioneer in Spain. The company has recently inaugurated the first multi-storey logistics platform in the country in Molins de Rei, and is completing its second development of this type in Castellbisbal. This solution minimizes land consumption by 31%, allowing flexibility and diversity of uses and clients, and maximizing economic activity and job creation.

As a first step, the company will ensure that the materials extracted during the deconstruction and development of the land are recovered. It will also go beyond reducing carbon and offset carbon emissions that cannot be avoided, in order to achieve net zero emissions construction.

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