Spain: Eiffage Energía’s subsidiary Conscytec at work on the extension to Garbera shopping centre in San Sebastián

04.09.2019
Spain: Eiffage Energía’s subsidiary Conscytec at work on the extension to Garbera shopping centre in San Sebastián

Eiffage Energía’s subsidiary Conscytec specializing in civil engineering and the construction of infrastructure and commercial buildings is in charge of extending San Sebastián shopping mall, owned by real estate giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. This CAC 40 Franco-Dutch group owns 93 shopping centres in 13 countries, including ten in Spain.

Garbera shopping mall was opened in 1997 and is a must in northern Spain. It welcomes 4.2 million visitors each year, in 40,000 m2  of retail space comprising 72 stores and 2,760 parking spaces. The centre was already renovated in 2014 and is now about to be given 19,596 m2 of additional retail space, thanks to the extension work currently in progress. The future extension will be a second, enclosed shopping centre on two floors of infrastructure, with either one or two levels of superstructure depending on the part of the building. The mall will boast a total of  67 retail outlets, and 3,360 parking spaces on two basement levels. 

Our Spanish teams are in charge of drafting the project and carrying out the Shell & Core works. Their tasks include demolishing the existing structure and handling the future building’s earthworks, foundations and containment. They are also to build the shopping mall’s structure and roof and install the fencing components on the outer perimeter. In addition, their prerogatives include the sanitation network and the site’s earthing system.  

The project was certified “excellent” by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (Breeam), the world’s most widespread certification standard.  It was carried out using Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. Our teams used a building digitalization tool which enabled the project to be modelled in detail and in 3D.  

The extension to Garbera shopping centre in San Sebastián will be delivered in 2022, after 32 months’ work.

Photo credits: © Eiffage Energia