Construction of the Managua Court Complex

The project involved the construction of the Managua Central Court Complex, including a main building spanning over 15,417.55 m2 and external works on a surface area of 13,681.74 m2. The building is designed to house the offices of the Managua Justice System, and it comprises of six floors (basement and rooftop included).

In structural terms, it is made up of a framework of concrete pillars and walls with stamped plate floor slabs and metallic joists. It also has internal patios as well as rectangular, linear and clean facades with windows and canopies. The external areas link the accesses to the different surface parking areas (there are 212 car spaces and 40 motorcycle spaces).

Client: Corte Suprema de Justicia

Start date: 2010

End date: 2012

Haren Prison

Haren Prison

This contract involves designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining a new prison complex for 25 years in Haren, a municipality in the City of Brussels. It is located near Zaventem airport, the Vilvoorde viaduct and the future shopping centre Uplace in Machelen.

Construction of the Haren prison consists of 108,000 built up square metres on a surface area of 15 hectares, for 1,190 prisoners and 1,000 administrative employees. The perimeter security wall is over 1,200 metres long.

The prison will have fourteen units: two prisons for convicted offenders, six male prisons for arrestees, two female ones, both open and closed, one for young offenders, one for psychiatry and one prison hospital. It also includes an entrance complex, a main building with a visitors' area, hearings area, a detainee settlement complex, a national transfer complex and a sports area. Other service buildings will include a control and intervention area, an area for security forces, a workshop area for the inmates, a logistics area, administration areas, as well as car parks for employees and visitors.

The building typology is common for this type of building: pile foundations, walls and reinforced concrete structure, facades and typical roofing. The high levels of safety required in terms of fires, safe use and integral accessibility must be taken into account.

Haren is the first concessions project won by FCC in Belgium. It joins the list of many other national and international projects carried out within the social and health care sector, including hospitals and courts.

Remarkable aspects

  • Alongside a local partner, FCC is in charge of designing and building the Haren prison which on completion will be the largest in Belgium.
  • Haren is the first project FCC has invested in as a concessionaire in Belgium.
  • It will replace the obsolete prisons of Saint-Gilles, Vorst and Berkendael, located in the City of Brussels.
  • The building was designed to fulfil the Belgian government's vision of offering a human prison, guaranteeing the required levels of safety and security.

Client: Regie der Gebouwen

Start date: 2016 “Preferred Bidder “

End date: 32 months

IBC (International Broadcast Centre)

IBC (International Broadcast Centre)

The building is for retransmissions during the London 2012 Olympic Games

The International Broadcast Centre was constructed as the media headquarters for the retransmission of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

With this project, FCC became the only Spanish company to construct infrastructure for the Olympic Games in the British Capital.

The contract for this prestigious project included the design, equipment, maintenance and dismantling of the interior architecture and electrical and mechanical installations for the 55,000 square metres of the International Communications Centre.

The complex also has 8,000 square metres of office space.

It is a spectacular complex that received more than 22,000 accredited journalists representing the almost 660 media that travelled to the United Kingdom specifically to cover the Olympic Games and provide full details of London 2012 to an estimated audience of almost four billion people.

Remarkable aspects

  • Designed for media transmissions of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Client: Olympic Broadcasting Services

Start date: March 2010

End date: November 2012

Madrid Río

Donde antes había una carretera de siete carriles, la M-30, Madrid dispone hoy de un espacio accesible y cohesionado que enriquece la oferta cultural en cerca de 150.000 metros cuadrados, antes separados por el tráfico de la vía ya soterrada.

Se trata de la ejecución del proyecto Madrid Río, que consiste en la creación de un gran eje medioambiental, deportivo y cultural, dotado de una extraordinaria capacidad para articular espacios y equipamientos en un tramo de seis kilómetros paralelo al río Manzanares.

Dentro de esta actuación, destaca el ajardinamiento de 53.000 metros cuadrados recuperados al tráfico rodado entre el recinto de Matadero y el propio río. En este ámbito del Matadero se está actuando sobre 89.000 metros cuadrados, en los que habrá 932 árboles, de los cuales 833 son de nueva plantación, más de 18.000 metros cuadrados de pradera y cerca de 6.000 arbustos. Dentro de esta actuación, destaca el ajardinamiento de 53.000 metros cuadrados recuperados al tráfico rodado entre el recinto de Matadero y el propio río, que darán continuidad a los 232.000 metros cuadrados del parque de la Arganzuela y que están comunicados con Usera a través de los puentes artísticos.

Para mejorar la comunicación y la accesibilidad entre las márgenes del río, se han construido o rehabilitado siete pasos. Entre ellos se encuentran los nuevos puentes gemelos de Matadero e Invernadero; la ampliación del puente de la Princesa; la rehabilitación de la presa número 9, o la construcción de tres nuevas pasarelas. De éstas, dos servirán para la conexión peatonal y ciclista del Parque Lineal del Manzanares.

Hoy, ya son más de 830.000 los metros cuadrados de Madrid Río que pueden disfrutar los ciudadanos. Por ellos discurren más de 10 kilómetros de itinerarios peatonales y ciclistas, y en ellos se han plantado 8.360 árboles, más de 100.000 arbustos y 66.000 metros cuadrados de praderas.

National Assembly Commissions Building, Nicaragua

The project involved erecting of a new building for the National Assembly of Nicaragua, to be situated on top of an existing structure under construction. The building will form a concrete "L" shape, surrounding the current assembly plenary hall which has two stories in the north wing and three unfinished stories in the west wing.

The total project involved constructing a total of 4000 m2 over the course of four phases. These included surrounding works such as the construction of two squares: one on the corner of the intersection of Avenida Bolívar and Tercera Calle Sur, which was then being used as a parking lot; and the other at the northern entrance, which was to be an expansion of the current one at the time. The plan also included the construction of a new parking lot on Cuarta Calle Sur opposite the Olof Palme buildings.

Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Start date: 2005

End date: 2006