The final phase of the transformation of OneOcean Port Vell, Barcelona into the Mediterranean’s premier city superyacht marina has commenced. OneOcean Port Vell has had an approximate €80m investment by UK-based Salamanca Group.

OneOcean Port Vell currently offers over 150 berths from 5m-190m. The redevelopment of the original Moll Pescadores section of the marina will result in eight additional berths from 30m-80m, plus access to leading marina and yacht facilities.

Some €5m will be invested in infrastructure, utilities, landscape, lighting and security. The eight-month programme of works, due to complete in August 2016, will be undertaken by OHL, which worked on the original four-year development of OneOcean Port Vell between 2010 and 2014.

Adjacent to the new berths stands the iconic Torre de Control building, a glass tower set above the marina water with views of Barcelona. The Torre de Control building is available for business lease, providing the superyacht industry with a combination of office and berth rental opportunities and access to all the facilities at the marina, including the Gallery building and OneOcean Club.

OneOcean chairman Martin Bellamy explains: “The exceptional results achieved in one year after launching OneOcean Port Vell have allowed us to move swiftly to commence the works for the last stage of the marina’s redevelopment. Already at 80% capacity this winter, this expansion enables us to meet the growing demand for berthing superyachts in the Mediterranean and positions Barcelona as the leading superyacht destination with unrivalled marina facilities.”