These iconic buildings were constructed for the former Madrid-Zaragoza-Alicante Railroad Company 150 years ago for railway-related administrative purposes. The strategic location of the complex and its markedly railway-inspired architecture make it an historic landmark.
When the railways were nationalised in the mid-90s the four buildings were taken over by the Spanish operator RENFE. In 2005 the newly incorporated Renfe Operadora decided to undertake a comprehensive restoration of the buildings and commissioned Ineco to draw up the restoration projects and take charge of works management and coordination. Since 2007 we have been working on both the modernisation and the conservation of the buildings to harmonise their facilities with current legislation and requirements.
The complex is protected under the General Urban Development Plan of Madrid and therefore restoration, conservation, conditioning and specific rebuilding can be only carried out if and when they are justified by mandatory regulations, accessibility criteria, convenience or on operational grounds.
For these reasons Ineco performed an inspection of the condition of the structures and an exhaustive collection of data, paying special attention to architectural elements of an historical or decorative nature. Our engineers approached this job with the objective of restoring this architectural treasure to its former splendour.