Amazon plans to construct biggest distribution centre in Southern Europe in Barcelona
According to sources within the real-estate sector who are dealing with the sale of the plot, Amazon apparently offered a total of 30 million euro for this land, which is located on the Mas Blau II industrial estate, close to the main airport of Barcelona.
Although the offer is still subject to certain conditions that must be fulfilled, including the approval of licenses and the arrival of the Metro’s Line 9, it is clear that the multinational is keen to move forward with the project.
If all goes ahead according to plan, this new centre, once it has been built, will be Amazon’s largest distribution centre on the peninsular in terms of capability of preparing orders, exceeding that of Spain’s current largest centre located in San Fernando de Henares in Madrid.
In spite of this, the electronic giant also announced in a recent press release that it would also double the size of its premises in Madrid, expanding it from 32,000 square metres to 75,000 square metres.
For this task alone, the company is set to create 1,000 new jobs in three years, which will be added to the 400 fixed positions it already has in the Amazon centre in Madrid since 2012.
With regards to the project in Barcelona, Amazon is yet to release details and figures on the number of jobs that will be created and the size of the new centre.
It will, however, be another one of the 29 centres that Amazon has dotted about around Europe, and the plan is for this one to be one of the largest and most important on the continent.
The plot comprises an area of 150,808 square metres and has a maximum building and edification area of 210,000 sq. m., meaning that it will be possible to construct one large main floor building and three further storeys on top.