Strategy for boosting the economic activity in ground-floor premises of Barcelona
What is 'Amunt Persianes'?
‘Amunt persianes’ is the strategy for boosting ground-floor premises promoted by Barcelona City Council to reduce the number of empty premises in the city and foster their sustainable occupation.
The ground-floor premises are a strategic asset for the city and ‘Amunt persianes’ aims to diversify their uses and ensure the balance of activities in the different districts, through collaboration between public, private and social stakeholders.
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ACTIONS AND INSTRUMENTS 2021
the empty premises?
Barcelona is a city filled with shops and services at street level. In recent years the number of empty ground-floor premises has grown and the pandemic has aggravated this phenomenon.
It is estimated that there are currently around 5,300 empty premises in Barcelona, equivalent to 1.5 million m² of activable space. The revitalisation of ground-floor premises is not only aimed at occupying empty premises, but also at keeping the premises active in order to consolidate their activity.
Read the full text of the Government Measure.
‘Amunt persianes’ includes three levels of intervention: Empty ground-floor premises (unoccupied premises, without any activity), active premises (occupied premises with activity) and potential premises (which could be occupied with new uses).
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USES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PREMISES
- Daily food / non-food
Activities of proximity services
- Aesthetics and beauty
- Consultation (medical, professional...)
- Offices for service sales (travel...)
- Sports centres
Entrepreneurship and creativity
- Entrepreneurial activity
- Culture and creative industries
- Cultural and creative centres and workshops
- Musical rehearsal spaces
Education, training and research
- Universities and other training centres
- Trade/professional schools
- Professional laboratories
- Schools and academies
Tertiary work centres
- Coworking spaces
Social and care facilities
- Care economy
- Children/Play activities
- Care centres
- Socio-educational facilities
Logistics and business services
- Warehouses and storage
- Urban micro-distribution of goods points
- Collection points and digital drop-off points
- Maintenance and business support activities
Social and Solidarity Economy
- Transversal to the rest of uses