Vallcorba Enginyers is an engineering office focused on business openings that provides services in Cardedeu.
Our goal is to provide knowledge and experience so that anyone can start their business with the greatest possible peace of mind, confirming that things have been done correctly and that it complies with current legislation.
We help our clients to obtain the activity license, the building permit, the necessary site legalization, the project management and the interior design. We process all the documentation in the town centre of Cardedeu and establish communication with the expert municipal technician to present the project and mention the decisive and critical points.
We always recommend that before renting the premises and signing the contract with the owner, you talk to the professionals at Vallcorba Enginyers to complete a report on the real situation of the premises and thus be able to know the cost of the works. There are areas where the client does not know the budget at first glance.
Our aim is to provide a complete service to the client so that he focuses on the things he controls and does not have to worry.
The activities can be divided according to their environmental impact on the locality:
- Responsible declaration or municipal communication regime
- Prior notification regime according to Law 18/2020
- Prior notification regime according to Annex III of Law 20/2009
- Environmental license according to Annex II of the law 20/2009 (link to environmental licence)
Prior to the start of the works, we always ask the Cardedeu Town Council for a detailed urban planning report to ensure that the activity that the consumer wishes to establish complies with the urban planning directives and that there are no problems in the future.
In our office we can give you a hand with the following openings:
- Bar, Restaurant, Cafeterias, tasting rooms
- Offices closed to the public
- Offices open to the public
- Food shops such as supermarkets, fruit shops, butcher’s shops, grocery stores, etc.
- Non-food shops (clothes shops, stationers, tobacconists, jewellers, ironmongers, florists, radio stations, mobile phone repair shops).
- Medical centres without overnight stay. (aesthetic clinics, dental clinics, …)
- Analysis and research laboratories
- Mechanical workshops
- Workshops and dark kitchens
- Public and private car parks
- Industrial buildings
- Logistics warehouses and distribution warehouses
- Hotels, hostels, hostels
- Production industries (iron, wood, machinery, etc.)
- Concept stores with a range of activities (shop with cafeteria, hairdresser with bar, etc…)
- Clothing rental services
To start a business, you not only need an activity project, but you may also need a building project and an electrical project.
Frequently asked questions about activity and opening license in Cardedeu
When is a minor works project needed?
A building project is legally required when transformations are made in the distribution, in other words, when new floors are made (whether ceramic or plasterboard) and also when ramps are incorporated or stairs are removed. More information.
At what point do we need a major works project?
Often the activities do not need a major works project, as this is required when there is a structural modification.
When is an electrical project needed?
In order to verify whether an electrical project signed by an engineer is required, it is necessary to observe the ITC-BT-04 clause of the low voltage electrical regulations.
In many cases, the activities are locals of public affluence if they exceed 49 individuals and, at that time, it is necessary to make a project.
It is also usually necessary in industries if they exceed 20 kW or in mechanical workshops, as they are considered premises with a risk of explosion.
It also requires a project for parking areas with mechanical ventilation or parking areas with natural ventilation and more than 5 parking spaces. More information.
Will they ask for any other documentation?
More projects can be requested by the engineering office in those cases in which the thermal installations exceed 70kW, or a gas installation is carried out that exceeds 70kW of power.
When is a previous firefighters’ report required?
A prior study by the fire brigade and a subsequent appropriate control report by a control company is required in those cases in which the activity is classified in Annex II of Law 3/2010, which regulates the law on prevention and safety in cases of fires in premises, infrastructures, activities and buildings.
Are there any controls by inspection bodies?
In many municipalities, when the council itself receives the documents, it establishes according to its own criteria whether it is going to carry out a routine inspection of the company or whether it considers the documents sent to be legitimate. The more documents are submitted and the more credible they are, the fewer reasons the council will have to carry out the control. Control corporations are usually needed in Barcelona and in specific locations that subcontract this assistance.
How can the activity be defined?
From our office, we take care of consulting Cardedeu City Council free of charge and we will guide you through the next steps.