Poblenou Market

The remodelling was completed in little over a year. It was carried out without a provisional market being built - a model that was subsequently applied to the same construction firm's remodelling of the Sarrià Market. The work was done in two phases and covered two different areas: structural measures and commercial measures.

The modernisation project was an initiative from the IMMB agreed with the traders. The works, which got underway in July 2004 and were completed in September 2005, were carried out by the company G56, based on a project designed by the architect Ferran Mur.

Technical specifications

  • Complete remodelling to ensure the structural stability of the building, restoration of existing enclosures and repairs to the roof (which has thermal insulation).
  • Interior features completely demolished.
  • Construction of a mezzanine floor.
  • Renovation of the electrical and lighting installations, climatisation, fire prevention system, flooring and the four access doors.
  • Renovation of the toilet facilities, waste collection services, storerooms, machines room and offices.

Results

The building has new services and new infrastructures (such as lifts and service lifts), newly-built shops and, with the inclusion of a mezzanine, the market now has a larger commercial area. This mezzanine floor is home to the self-service Mercadona supermarket.

We should mention the restoration of the facades and their historical features: work was carried out on the facades to restore them to their original state, in order to highlight the tiles and ornamental features that contrast with the reflective glass enclosures.