If you travel on Corso Regina Margherita, from or toward the ring road, it is impossible not to notice those eleven stories of portholes: an “iconic” building that housed Enel offices for years and is now virtually empty. In September, however, work will begin to transform it into a multipurpose center with offices and corporate headquarters, as well as refreshment areas and a gymnasium open to the public. And it will be called “Eblò,” a name that plays right between the E for Enel and the portholes that characterize the building on Corso Regina 267 (at the corner with Corso Svizzera).
Launching the intervention are Blue SGR, Immogroup and Studio Pession: thanks to a million-dollar investment, the building’s 15,000 square meters will be totally overhauled. Inside, the energy, heating and air conditioning systems will be redone, focusing on energy efficiency. Outside, the facade will be cleaned up and the main entrance facing Corso Regina Margherita will be redone.
The eleven above-ground floors will house offices between 400 square meters and 1,500 square meters, or an entire floor. But companies will also be able to “expand” and request more floors for rent. Not only that: reception desks, coworking areas, relaxation areas, break rooms and common areas will arrive. Finally, the three basement floors will have parking spaces and warehouses that can be dedicated to logistics, storage and archiving activities.
The goal is to rent the space now and then have the building occupied when the work is completed, in May 2024. “Turin is used to very traditional office space,” points out Beppe Caruso, CEO of Immogroup. “With redevelopment investments and rethought spaces, it will be able to increase the value and demand for iconic places that are sometimes abandoned or forgotten.
Adds Alessandro Mazzucco, portfolio manager at Blue SGR: “We believe that the city of Turin will have a strong development in the coming years, also thanks to a property with modular spaces and services within reach, such as a gym, canteen and kindergarten.”