Vallcorba Enginyers is an engineering office focused on business openings that provides services in Manresa.
Our aim is to provide knowledge and training so that anyone can start their activity with complete peace of mind, assuring that everything is in order and that all regulations are followed.
We provide help to entrepreneurs to obtain the activity license, the building permit, the legalization of the necessary installations, the building management and the interior design. We manage all the documentation at the centre of the town of Manresa and we contact the expert municipal technician to explain the project and mention the key and critical points.
We always recommend that before renting the building and signing the contract with the owner, you contact the specialists at Vallcorba Enginyers to complete a report on the state of the building and thus be able to calculate the cost of the refurbishment. There are areas where at first the consumer does not know how to fix the investment.
Our aim is to provide a comprehensive technical service to the user so that he can focus on the things he really controls and not worry about anything else.
We can separate the activities 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
Before starting the work, we take care of requesting an urban planning report from the Manresa City Council to ensure that the activity that the user wishes to establish follows the urban planning regulations and that there are no problems in the future.
At Vallcorba Enginyers we can help you to achieve one of the following openings:
- Bars, Restaurants, 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
In order to open a business, not only do we need an activity project, but we may also need a renovation project and an electrical project.
Frequently asked questions about Activity and opening license in Manresa
When will we need a minor works project?
According to the law, a building project is required when there are alterations in the distribution, therefore, when new floors are made (both ceramic and plasterboard) and furthermore when ramps are built or stairs are removed. More information.
At what point do we need a major works project?
Usually the activities do not require a major works project, as this is required when there is a structural modification.
When is an electricity project needed?
To find out whether an electrical project signed by an expert is required, it is necessary to consult the table ITC-BT-04 of the low voltage electricity law.
In many cases, the activities are public premises if there are more than 49 people and, as a consequence, a project is required.
In other situations it is also compulsory in industries if they exceed 20kW or a mechanical study, as they are considered premises with a risk of explosion.
A project is also required for parking areas with mechanical ventilation or parking areas with natural ventilation and more than 5 parking spaces. More information.
Are we likely to be asked for more documentation?
Further engineering projects may be required if the thermal installations exceed 70kW, or if a gas installation is carried out that exceeds 70kW of power.
When will we need a previous study of firefighters?
A prior report from the fire brigade and a subsequent favourable control report from a control body is required when the activity is classified in Annex II of Law 3/2010, which regulates the law on prevention and safety in fire prevention and safety in shops, infrastructures, activities and buildings.
Are there any controls by a Control Entity?
In many municipalities, the council itself, when it receives the documentation, determines according to its own criteria whether it will carry out a routine control of the company, or whether it considers the documents received to be correct. The more information they provide and the more credible they can be, the less cause the council will have to carry out the control. Control companies are mainly needed in Barcelona and in specific areas that subcontract this service.
How can I define the activity?
From our office, we take care of consulting Manresa City Council free of charge and we explain the next steps.