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Cártama to welcome centre for digital commerce with new logistics hub

The plot of land is located close to the Valle del Guadalhorce hospital.
The plot of land is located close to the Valle del Guadalhorce hospital. / SUR
  • The project, developed by BCM/Grupo MCA, will involve an investment of almost 17 million euros and create 480 direct jobs for local people

Cártama is set to become a hub for digital commerce after it was announced this week that a new logistics park will be built in the area surrounding the Valle del Guadalhorce hospital.

The developer BCM/Grupo MCA will carry out this project on a plot of almost 85,000 square metres, in which it will invest almost 17 million euros to create a large distribution centre with "good communication" with both Malaga (and the Andalusian Technology Park) and Marbella.

The aim is to have a "versatile" park so that firms from different sectors can have their warehouses there. The developer has previously collaborated with large multinational companies such as Amazon, Mercadona and Decathlon, as well as those with a smaller scope.

The project, which is expected to start in the next few months, involves the construction of three buildings, with 57,800 square metres for warehouses and offices which will all be rented out.

The project could be ready in 15 months, including all the procedures and formalities necessary for the handover, from the signing of the contract to the provisional reception certificate.

Once the construction phase is completed, the logistics park will generate 480 permanent jobs with "very diverse" qualifications, as these activities require around 80 jobs for every 10,000 square metres of property, according to BCM. "Based on experience in other similar projects, these jobs should be selected locally."

The intended activity will be the reception, storage and distribution of goods. In this respect, those responsible for the project indicate that there will be "no risk" of dumping or waste emissions.