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Intu to build a 5,000-seater auditorium as part of new shopping and leisure complex

A computer-generated image of the new complex in Torremolinos.
A computer-generated image of the new complex in Torremolinos. / SUR
  • The British promoters are finalising the details on the project in Torremolinos after the approval of the changes to the town's land-use plan

The British promoters of the new shopping and leisure complex in Torremolinos, Intu, have been revealing further details about their project - some of what is expected to be an avalanche of new announcements over the coming months.

The company is finalising the details on the plan for its 500-million-euro investment, north of the Palacio de Congresos, after the necessary changes to the town's PGOU (land-use plan) were approved in the summer.

It was announced last Friday that the complex will feature a 5,000-seater auditorium plus around 70 restaurants.

Although no brands have yet been announced, it is likely that Intu has made proposals to the companies with which it already works. These include Nike Store, El Corte Inglés, Cinesa, Primark, Zara, Desigual, Ikea, Fnac and Decathlon.

Though not officially announced, one computer-generated image of the new park contained an image of the London-based toy shop Hamley's next to a children's play area. This would be the shop's first in Spain.

Works set to begin

The contract for the first phase of works has been granted to Dragados y Sando for 160 million euros.

With the changes signed off on the PGOU, works are set to get under way imminently, pending the publication of the final paperwork in the Official bulletin of the Junta de Andalucía.