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Sociedad Azucarera Larios invests more than 15 million euros in remodelling and updating the El Ingenio shopping centre

Sociedad Azucarera Larios invests more than 15 million euros in remodelling and updating the El Ingenio shopping centre

Salsa Patrimonio, a subsidiary of the Sociedad Azucarera Larios Group, will invest more than 15 million euros in the project to update and improve the El Ingenio shopping centre, located in Vélez-Málaga, in order to make it more sustainable, more accessible, safer, more technological and with more services. With this initiative, Salsa aspires to consolidate El Ingenio as a commercial and leisure destination of reference in the province of Malaga, more competitive, modern and adapted to the future. 

The updating of El Ingenio is due to the need to face new market challenges, with new competitors and different consumption habits, mainly due to the boom of e-commerce and new technologies.

Since its inauguration in 2000, El Ingenio has become a reference point on the Eastern Costa del Sol, contributing to the economic and social development of the region. In fact, El Ingenio is the main generator of employment in the area, with more than 700 direct and 500 indirect jobs. The shopping centre attracts 50% of its customers from outside the municipality of Velez-Malaga and 20% from foreign customers, so it transcends its own local framework.

This is how El Ingenio of the future will be
The remodeling of El Ingenio seeks to make it more sustainable, adapting its facilities to achieve more efficient energy and water consumption; renewing the landscaping with native species that reduce water consumption and installing recharging points for electric vehicles; more accessible, improving vertical communications, with more and better parking spaces for people with reduced mobility, new parking spaces for families, new signage and an adapted information point; safer, improving fire prevention systems, surveillance and evacuation systems; with more services, expanding and improving facilities for the youngest members of the family with new children's play areas and a unique outdoor playground; a new and larger playground; more breastfeeding rooms, indoor and outdoor rest areas.
The reform also conceives a more technological shopping centre, with large format digital screens, wifi network and control of the building; more up-to-date, by renewing the image of its architecture with current materials and finishes in line with the theme; with more commercial offer, incorporating new signs in fashion, leisure and catering and updating the existing ones of MK2/CineSur, Zara, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Oysho and Eroski, among others; and, finally, more Ingenio, betting on the industrial theme, specifically on the image of the Sugar Mills as old sugar factories so long established in the region, a theme that is updated throughout the centre and extends to the catering area.

If you want to know more about the reform of El Ingenio and what the shopping centre of the future will be like, click on this VIDEO:
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