The construction of the new hall at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue has begun with the demolition of the building located on the lands that will house the new building. These works are expected to last until the end of March. The project, which will be carried out by Fira 2000, involves the expansion of the venue by 60,000 m2 of gross floor space, which will allow the complex to grow to 300,000 m2, making it one of the most important facilities in the trade fair market in terms of space, as well as standing out for its functionality, technology, quality, innovation and sustainability. The new facility will comprise two levels for exhibition and congress activities and a building for offices and services, also for trade fair use, which will be linked to Hall 1 and the Europa Hall (the main entrance to the venue) by an elevated walkway, providing continuity to the corridor that connects all the halls. The ultimate goal is to enable exhibitions to grow, to compete with the world's most important trade fair facilities, to attract major events, and to allow several events to take place simultaneously. The works, which are scheduled to be completed in 2026, will require an investment of 201 million euros, pending the definitive drafting of the executive project, which will be financed through the Fira 2000 asset-holding company, whose shareholders include the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.