Garrigues to relocate headquarters to the Colón Towers

Spain - 

The firm's 700 people working in Madrid will occupy the 20,298 square metres of the building owned by Mutua Madrileña in Plaza de Colón

Garrigues will be relocating its headquarters to the Colón Towers, owned by Mutua Madrileña. Currently the firm boasts a team of more than 2,100 people, of which approximately 700 work in Madrid. Today, headquarters are at Hermosilla 3.

The Colón Towers, nestled in Madrid's Plaza de Colón, have a total surface area of 20,298 square metres distributed over 30 floors and 117 metres in height. Additionally, the towers feature a parking facility with 123 spaces. The lease, signed for 12 years, grants Garrigues exclusive occupancy of the building.

Garrigues currently occupies 19,900 square metres in Madrid, spanning three separate buildings. The relocation will consolidate the entire team in a single building, a state-of-the-art building with high efficiency fostering all the latest environmental advances.

The renovation of the Colón Towers, envisioned by the architect Antonio Lamela, marks the third transformation of the towers in their 50-year history. Retaining the iconic suspended structure, the refurbishment integrates modern design elements and exterior architecture to meet the demands of the 21st century.

The works, which are in their final stages, will provide the building with state-of-the-art facilities in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability, positioning it as Spain’s premier office building of Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Building (NECB), in compliance with EU Directives 2018/844 and 2012/27.

Torres Colón will rely solely on electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition, it will consume 60% less energy than a conventional building, which will allow it to generate practically zero CO2 emissions, compared to the approximately 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted annually by a conventional building of similar characteristics. Moreover, almost 10% of the energy it consumes will be generated in the building itself.

This exceptional environmental performance is made possible through advanced façade insulation and the self-generation of energy from its innovative trigeneration system, which will produce cold water to cover the needs of the air-conditioning installations, self-generate electricity for the building's own consumption and return the surplus production to the grid.

Buildings identified with the acronym ECCN are those that have a very high level of energy efficiency because they require a very low level of energy to operate and because part of this energy is self-generated in the buildings.

Best design practices with the most demanding certifications

Torres Colón will boast the Well certification based on the implementation of the best practices in design and construction, prioritizing those related to the health and well-being of the people who will work in the building.

Torres Colón will also obtain the Leed certification, which certifies that the building has been built and designed according to the most demanding international standards in terms of sustainability and efficiency.

The towers will offer superior safety, acoustic and thermal comfort, ample natural light, and glare control, ensuring optimal efficiency and quality of life for its occupants.