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New large office building announced for western approach to Malaga city centre

An artist's impression of the planned building.
An artist's impression of the planned building. / SUR
  • The development will be next to the historic Tabacalera and overlook the Paseo Marítimo in the Huelin district

A large, new futuristic office building is to be built overlooking the main road into Malaga, in the Huelin district, west of the city centre. The company behind it says its design and features reflect "current demand from national and international companies" for new office space.

City hall has sold the 2,800- metre plot next to the historic Tabacalera building, home of the Russian and the Automobile and Fashion museums, for 8.8 million euros to Seville-based developer Insur.

Insur plans to spend 29 million euros on a new office building for lease with working space for up to 750 people.

The building will be 30 metres high and have seven storeys, with the ground floor double height, plus two underground levels for parking. It has been designed by DPYA architects.

The building will be called Ágora and construction should start early next year and take two years. It will have environmental and energy-saving features as well as a public plaza overlooking the main road and seafront. There will be a café and restaurant on the ground floor.

Demand for modern office space in Malaga city has increased in recent years.