Breogán Park in A Coruña awarded BREEAM Excellent rating in the “New Construction” category

The Breogán Park mixed-use development in the Spanish city of A Coruña has been awarded BREEAM Excellent accreditation in the “New Construction” category for its sustainable construction credentials.

Breogán Park is the first new-build commercial park in Spain to obtain this qualification in the design phase, with the development being recognised for its energy efficiency, protection of the environment, focus on wellbeing, promotion of job creation and economic growth, responsible production and consumption, emission reduction and investment in infrastructure for the sustainable development of the wider city.

The 66,000m² GLA retail and leisure centre, located on the north coast of Galicia, will host 7,000m² of sports activities, leisure and family entertainment, served by 2,600 parking spaces. It will offer a mix of food, DIY, storage spaces, co-working facilities, sports, restaurants and outdoor leisure. In addition, its stores and warehouse premises will allow for a flexible mix of physical and online commerce.

The aim of the redevelopment design is to provide a family-friendly destination which will be socially and commercially vibrant for decades to come. It is Spain’s first comprehensive transformation of a former shopping centre into a sustainable new commercial park within an urban regeneration framework.

The retail park will retain the two existing underground car parking levels and the structure of the former Dolce Vita shopping centre from 2008, which was also designed by Chapman Taylor.

The centre, named for a legendary figure from Irish Gaelic mythology whose sons were said to have brought Gaelic language and culture to Ireland from A Coruña (and who is widely celebrated in the Spanish city), is very well located, with a catchment of 400,000 people within 20 minutes’ drive.

The project, by developers Pelayo Capital, represents the largest private investment in A Coruña, estimated at more than 100 million euros, with an estimated 2,200 local jobs created during the construction phase in addition to the 1,000 local jobs Breogán Park will offer when it is in operation. Chapman Taylor Director Carlos Díez comments: “The challenge we faced in this project was to achieve a balance between the needs of new commercial offers and the opportunity to implement many of the positive values that the existing building offered us. We drew on the existing structure and services to create a new, socially, commercially and environmentally sustainable urban landmark that will greatly improve the quality of life of the city and its inhabitants”.

José Carlos Díez (ETSAM COAM)

董事, 马德里

José Carlos joined Chapman Taylor in 2000, was promoted to Associate Director in 2006 and has been a Director since 2015.

He is responsible for directing projects in Spain and managing our internal procedures and standards including the supervision of our IT systems.

José Carlos is an architect with over 20 years’ experience designing and managing all phases of the design and building construction process.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Masterplanning / Residential / Hospitality / Asset Enhancement

Jose Caros Diez entró a formar parte de la oficina de Madrid de Chapman Taylor en 2000, fue ascendido a Director Asociado en 2006 y ostenta el cargo de Director desde 2015. Carlos es responsable de los proyectos en España y dirige y coordina los esfuerzos del equipo de procedimientos interno siendo el responsable de asegurar que todos los estándares internos se apliquen debidamente en la administración y gestión de cada uno de los proyectos que se desarrollan en la oficina de Madrid.

El Sr. Díez es un profesional con más de 20 años de experiencia en el diseño y la construcción de proyectos a gran escala en todas las fases de proyecto.

Áreas de especialización:

Comercial / Planes Directores / Residencial / Hoteles / Rehabilitación

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