Renovation of Sagarra market, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet | Photograph: Jordi Surroca
During this mandate, the AMB has set out to promote the economic activity from different approaches, which includes investing directly in the old municipal markets. These spaces, besides offering a service to meet basic needs, such as selling food, are also places were neighbours meet and bring life into the streets while promoting local and quality trade.
Through the Programme of actions for territorial cohesion, and together with town councils, the AMB has invested over 17 million Euros in the following projects and works:
Sagarra Market, in Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Taking the old building, it has been totally renovated, its roof has been replaced and the foundations have been consolidated. At the same time, the basement was expanded, the façades were renewed and all the food stalls are new.
Nou Mercat de La Florida, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
In this case, the town council has plans to demolish the old market and build a new one with all the advances of modern times, combining stalls selling food, clothes and a large shopping mall. The plans for the basement are to have a complete parking lot, refrigerated chambers and spaces to unload goods. The top floor will be a municipal facility available to the neighbours of the area.
Nou Mercat, in Pallejà
Next to the old market, a new one has been built with the municipal police station on the top floor. Where the old market once stood there is now an underground parking lot, a large shopping mall, and a public facility used to promote business and entrepreneurship. The top roof is also a parking lot.
Renovation of the old La Plaça market, in Sant Feliu de Llobregat
The old roof covering the wooden structure is being renovated and the stalls are being modernised, adapting them to more specialised quality products.
Improvements to the market of La Muntanyeta, in Sant Boi de Llobregat
The stalls are being modernised and also a supermarket will be added, to make this facility more attractive and competitive.