November 2012, Marina Port Vell Undergoing Transformation Image Copyright: 2012 Marina Port Vell
The Port of Barcelona has approved the refurbishment plans of Marina Port Vell and an overall size expansion.
This critical approval provides the marina with the opportunity to act on worldwide interest from yacht owners and captains to secure homeport and transient berthing needs.
Additionally, the Port’s approval includes an extension of MPV’s concession period by 10 years until 2036; the original grant of Marina Port Vell was in 1991 and includes Barceloneta, the Clocktower and Deposit Quays. The refurbishment of Spanish Quay has also been approved and is supported by the State Port Authorities.
The next step in the transformation process is the garnering of a final approval from the City Council for the amendment to the Special Plan. The step is already underway.