In recent years, we have seen an unbelievable growth in factory conversion into dynamic, unique and luxury apartments. Many examples can be observed throughout Barcelona and have now become some of the most sought out properties in the city.
Factory Conversion in El Born
This stunning former factory was converted to a loft in the trendy El Born area. It is well known for the Picasso museum, as well being home to a plethora of popular bars and restaurants. Some of the loft conversions boast swimming pools and terraces with unrivalled views. One factory has created four modern lofts, including a two-story apartment.
The “minimalist design” (source) of this loft will have many white walls, adding a modern touch. This is unusual to find in Barcelona’s old town and will contrast many of the 17th and 18th century style buildings that are synonymous to Barcelona’s old town. If you would like to read more about the area of El Born, please click here.
Factory conversion in Gràcia
There have been a number of factory conversions into flats in the Gràcia area too. These apartments are currently on the market as two or three bedroom apartments. The design of these apartments is extremely aesthetically pleasing due to the bright and spacious interior, influenced by the high ceilings of the former factory. The architects were adamant to pertain its authentic industrial heritage. However, this has been developed by incorporating a splash of modernity.
In addition, the apartments have been furnished with custom-made, high-quality Italian kitchens and have access to private parking within the property. If you are interested in finding out more about these apartments, visit this page on our site.
The uniqueness of this property is accompanied with its central and attractive location. The properties are a short walk from the world-famous Park Güell with easy access to many of the major transport links around the city. Gràcia is known for its enchanting streets of inviting cafes, bars and restaurants, This makes it a very popular area amongst both tourists and locals alike. If you would like to read more about life in the area of Gràcia, please visit this page.
Factory Conversion in Poblenou
Poblenou is also an area which has experienced an unprecedented boom in conversions of factories into breath-taking properties. In the past, this area was inundated with factories, which then became disused and have now been converted into trendy properties. These derelict factories have provided plenty of profitable space for apartments, art galleries and studios just moments from the beach and the heart of Barcelona.
One of these building was built in 1945 by Josep Alemany I Juvè and has an extremely interesting history behind it, being “the administrative building of a manufactory colony that extended throughout the center of Poblenou up to Las Ramblas de Poblenou” (source). The building was a school for the factory worker’s children and living quarters and closed down in 1985 . It is even considered one of Barcelona’s Artistic Heritage Sites. (source)
Poblenou is the area located in between Villa Olimpica and Diagonal Mar, with a “strong local community”. One can easily reach the beach by walking down the Plaza de Las Glorias, In addition, Poblenou is home to many important landmarks such as Plaça de les Glòries, Torre Agbar and the Ciudadela Park . If you would like to discover more about living in the area of Poblenou, click here.
Factory Conversion in Poble-sec
Poble-sec is another area which is now full of many beautiful cafés and restaurants which were once functioning factories. It is said to be “unassuming and unexpected” (source) . I t is an area that has managed to “retain a strong sense of identity and community spirit, despite its increasingly multi-cultural make-up” (source). It is becoming increasingly popular as a residential area due to the fact it attracts less tourists, due to a lack of any of cultural landmarks.
Having said this, it is quick and easy to reach central Barcelona; the area has access to many of the metro lines, making it possible to reach the Sagrada Familia or Passeig de Gràcia directly. Thus, perhaps Poble-sec is a very up-and-coming area which is developing economically, indicating that prices may well rise. Could Poble- sec be the new area for investors to put their money?
Thus, the evidence suggests that factory conversions are an ever-growing phenomenon, diffusing around many districts of Barcelona. They are all spacious and unique, retaining their historic roots whilst having a modern touch. Therefore, it is no surprise to us that these so stylishly-designed properties are currently so high in demand. If you would like to enquire about one of our factory conversion apartments, please email: Casamona@casamona.com.