The redevelopment of Sant Andreu Market begins.

Construction of the provisional market will begin this May. 18 food stalls and 5 non-food stalls will be moved there in September.


Through the Municipal Institute of Markets, Barcelona City Council will begin the construction of the provisional Sant Andreu market this May. It will be located on Carrer Sant Adrià, between the streets of Segre and Otger, with the main entrance on the corner of Sant Adrià and Otger. The provisional market will take 4 months to build, and the market traders are scheduled to move there in September 2017.

It is made up of two linked modules. The first module is 17 m long and 10 m wide, and it will hold 7 non-food stalls. The second one is 63 m long and 15 m wide , and it will hold 18 food stalls and various services.

This redevelopment project involves moving affected underground services and supplies, along with urban furniture and trees, which will be extracted and replanted elsewhere. Once the definitive market becomes operational, the provisional one will be dismantled, and the location will be returned to its original state.

The new Sant Andreu Market

On this occasion the project is being drafted by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area’s technical and architecture team. Special consideration has been given to the location of the market in Plaça Mercadal, a porticoed square in the heart of the historic neighbourhood, where the original open-air market was first covered in 1906, and then extended by another lower, peripheral structure in 1914.

The redevelopment will cost €9.5 million, including the provisional market and the two areas that make up Sant Andreu market, the central building containing fresh produce, located in the middle of the square, and the peripheral structure known as the Local de Vendes [Sales Point] which houses the non-food establishments, forming part of one of the buildings surrounding Plaça Mercadal and linking it with Carrer Ruben Dario.

The building will be smaller in size, so that its visual impact will be more agreeable, both from the street and from the surrounding buildings. The outer wall of the market will be made of glass, and will therefore be transparent. The project will also include redevelopment work on the area surrounding the market. The work is expected to last around 18 months.

The market building will have 2 floors: the ground floor and a basement floor. Once the remodelling work has finished, the layout will be as follows:

-Ground floor (1,240 m2): there will be an area selling fresh produce (18 stalls) and a 140 m2 catering area, as well as a room for waste materials and an information point.

-Basement floor -1 (1,218 m2): the market’s logistic areas, for storage rooms and refrigeration rooms, another waste-material room connected to the ground floor and installations

The Local de Vendes, which is located in the peripheral building, will have the following layout:

– Ground floor (370m2): this will include a space for 5 non-food stalls.

– 1st and 2nd floors (140+140 m2): Allocated for offices and conference room.

The main areas of work to be carried out are:

– Demolishing the current building, retaining only the framework of the original structure, and constructing a new building with a glass façade.

– Construction of an underground level to house the market’s logistics area, waste materials and installations.

– Improving the market’s accessibility and visibility

Renovating the non-food Local de Vendes, and refurbishing the offices and conference room.

Adapting the building to current legislation.