Artemis Education to open international school in Lisbon

 In International schools, News

The Portuguese civil engineering and construction group Engexpor has won the contract to convert the old Napolitana factory building in Lisbon into a new international school.

The school will be operated by the Artemis Education, which has schools around the world, in its first project in Portugal.
The former pasta factory building is located in Alcântara. The building had been in the hands of the Auchan Group, but was acquired by an international consortium – the billion dollar US/German real estate group RFR Holding.
The total investment involved, including the purchase of the site and buildings and the cost of the works, is €55 million.
The school project will maintain the original façades of the ensemble of four buildings that comprise the former factory that covers a 12,000m2 site.
The interiors of the buildings will be totally refurbished and modernised to fit the purpose of a new school. A new state-of-the-art Music School, and a new Spots Centre, with underground parking, will be built on demolished warehouses on the site. A further site next door will be delivered as a community hub and a Sixth-Form Centre. (17 and 18 year olds)
The industrial building was constructed in 1908 on a block framed by Rua de Maria Holstein, Rua da Cozinha Económica and Travessa de Teixeira Júnior. In 1926, the factory was acquired by the Companhia Industrial de Portugal and Colónias, which remained in operation until 1970.
The original building was designed by the French industrial architects Vieillard & Touzet and is a fine example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the early 20th century.
The works overseen by Engexpor will see the school opening in September 2023 for the start of the academic year.