Strategic projects PEMB

Expansion of the Gran Via Barcelona Trade Fair site

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  • Economic Promotion and international projection
  • Infrastructure and urban impact equipment
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • Developing
  • Operating
  • Stand-by

The opening of the Barcelona Trade Fair Gran Via project located between the municipalities of Barcelona and l'Hospitalet de Llobregat has boosted the country's economic and social development

Project Leader

Francesc Solà i Busquets, General Manager of Fira 2000, SA.

Since last September the Gran Via site has had two new exhibition spaces, Pavilions 5 and 7, adding 40,000 m2 gross to its surface area, inaugurated as the venue of ITMA, the most important textile technology fair in the world.

As well as state-of-the-art fair technology, the pavilions also offer six new food areas: two fast-food type, two traditional restaurants and two mixed bar/fast food facilities.

During 2011, 1.1 MW was added to the photovoltaic plant installed on the roof of pavilions 5 and 7. The comprises an increase of almost 6,700 photovoltaic modules with an investment of 3.2 million euros.

Barcelona Trade Fair now has one of the most powerful photovoltaic plants in the world in terms of roof-top installations in public buildings.

In 2012 Fira 2000 will commission the construction of further developments around the site and the completion of two new convention centres in the central area of the fair site.

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