Construction of the building at Carrer Ample, 13 as a typical ground floor and four-storey rental house with a patio facing Carrer Serra.


Foundation year of the Sociedad de Crédito Mercantil, the fifth oldest bank in Spain. Its founders were Antonio López López, Marquis of Comillas (Eusebi Güell’s father-in-law), Joan Güell (Eusebi Güell’s father) and the Vidal-Quadras brothers; all of whom were members of the Catalan high bourgeoisie.

1886 - 1900

Construction of the building that would become the headquarters of the Sociedad del Crédito Mercantil (Carrer Ample, 11) by the architect Joan Martorell i Montells.


The building was acquired by the Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Barcelona (Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona) which carried out reforms in its interior but did not alter any of its most outstanding elements.

Años 70

The Department of Labour of the Generalitat de Catalunya established its headquarters in the building and remained there until 1997.


The Núñez i Navarro Group purchased both buildings, Carrer Ample,11 and Carrer Ample, 13.


After a series of interior reforms, the ELISAVA University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona (affiliated to the Pompeu Fabra University) was located in the building until 2010.

2016 - 2019

The technical team of the Núñez i Navarro Group carried out the rehabilitation and adaptation works of the building for its new use as offices and housing.