Fluidra consolidates its headquarters with 4,500 m2 in Grupo Catalana Occidente's Catalana ParcNovember 18, 2020
After a search lasting several months, the leading company in the swimming pool and wellness equipment sector has found its ideal location and has rented a building for its corporate headquarters in this business park in Sant Cugat del Vallès.
In its new offices, Fluidra will adapt to the new times by applying the "Smart working" hybrid working model.
CBRE is advising Fluidra in its new headquarters to design and put in place a new working model according to the needs of its employees.
Fluidra, global leader in the swimming pool and wellness equipment sector, has rented a 4,480 m2 building in the Grupo Catalana Occidente's Catalana Parc business park in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
With this lease, Fluidra will bring part of its corporate and sales staff (more than 400 people) to the same headquarters under a new working model adapted to current requirements.
For Eloi Planes, Fluidra's Executive President, "This new location will give us a place to carry on our business more efficiently while adapting to new ways of working. These new facilities will enhance our corporate image and help us simplify processes, increase interpersonal communication, be more sustainable and encourage collaborative, flexible working".
CBRE, the leading international real estate consultancy and services company, has overseen the leasing operation between Fluidra and Catalana Parc. In addition, to set the new working model in motion, CBRE Workplace has developed a consultancy to help define and analyse the needs of all its workers, a 'smart working' model where they can choose between different types of spaces as and when necessary.
Catalana Parc is strategically located in a consolidated, dynamic business park that is headquarters for many companies. It is also well connected with the city of Barcelona as it is located next to the AP7 motorway and the Sant Joan railway station. It has several catering establishments and a 4-star AC hotel in the neighbourhood.
In addition, the six buildings that make up the Catalana Parc complex are state-of-the-art offices with high-level energy efficiency, a car park and garden areas that correspond to the new, more balanced working models to which companies such as Fluidra are openly committed.
According to Lindy Garber, Director of Advisory, Transaction Services & Investor Leasing at CBRE Barcelona, "This operation shows that companies at the fore of their markets, such as Fluidra, stand as clear examples of how to adapt to new times. As companies, they are committed to top-quality work spaces, implementing new models and designing spaces that adapt to the needs of their employees". Furthermore, Garber stresses how "corporate headquarters are not set to disappear in this new paradigm; companies need physical spaces they can use as a meeting place for their employees, their customers and all the company's stakeholders to convey its values as a business and strengthen its corporate image."
Fluidra is a multinational group listed on the Spanish stock exchange and dedicated to the development of innovative services and products, as well as Internet-of-Things solutions in the residential and commercial pool market worldwide. The company operates in over 45 countries and owns a portfolio of some of the industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, AstralPool®, Polaris®, Cepex®, Zodiac®, CTX Professional® and Gre®. To learn more about Fluidra, please visit www.fluidra.com
CBRE Group Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles and listed on the NYSE. It is also included in the Fortune 500 and S&P 500 and is the leading real estate consulting and services company on the international stage (based on 2019 revenues). It has over 100,000 professionals working in more than 530 offices worldwide (excluding subsidiaries). It has been present in Spain since 1973, where it offers real estate services from 9 offices (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Seville, Zaragoza and Palma de Mallorca).
CBRE's services are provided from the following departments: A&T Industrial, A&T Offices, Property Management, Building Consultancy, Corporate Finance, Cross Border, Debt Advisory, Investment Funds, Global Corporate Services, Hotels, Institutional Investments, Private Equity, Residential, Retail, Land and Appraisals. More information at www.cbre.com and www.cbre.es. CBRE is a founding member of ACI, Asociación de Consultoras Inmobiliarias (Association of Real Estate Consultants).
About Grupo Catalana Occidente
Grupo Catalana Occidente is at the top of the Spanish insurance sector and the worldwide credit insurance sector. With constant growth and an extensive network, it has more than 7,400 employees, is present in over 50 countries and serves more than 4,000,000 clients. Its network consists of 1,600 offices and over 17,000 brokers. It is currently ranked fifth in the Spanish market and second worldwide in credit insurance.
Grupo Catalana Occidente has real estate assets with a market value of approximately 1.4 billion euros, 95% of which is made up of offices rented to third parties. These properties stand out thanks to their locations in prime areas of the main Spanish cities.