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El Corte Inglés already has the green light and advances in Boavista

Operation approved by the Porto Chamber, but the architectural project is not ready. Store construction only starts when Pink Line is completed.

A decisive step has been taken to launch the El Corte Inglés project in Boavista, Porto. After months of controversy, the Chamber approved the licensing request submitted by the Spanish group, which corresponds to the Request for Prior Information admitted more than a year ago. The Spanish group welcomes the green light, but says that the store will only begin to be built after the works on the Rosa line are completed (at the end of 2024). That was the commitment assumed with Metro do Porto.

There is still no architectural project for the building and only when it is completed will El Corte Inglés be able to predict how many jobs it will be able to create, said Susana Santos, the company’s Communications director, to JN. Also at that time, the Porto Chamber will have to pronounce itself so that the Spanish group can advance on the land of the old railway station. In fact, the deed between the Spanish group and Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), owner of the land, will only advance after the permit is issued.

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