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Bellano (LC) – Former Cantoni Cotton Mill

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The urban regeneration project of the Municipality of Bellano concerns the redevelopment of the former Cantoni cotton mill building complex, a building consisting of several bodies and covering an area of over 17,500 square metres. The objective of this intervention includes different uses: on the one hand, the importance of obtaining a receptive development of the area is combined with a day SPA (wellness - beauty) project it is considered to find large spaces to be dedicated to museum, congress and didactic activities. The project stems from the need to have a high level of accommodation and wide availability in terms of places for the east coast of Lake Como, which is lacking, linked to a strong tourist development of the "Lake Como" brand. The related activities are directed towards experiential, emotional and highly cultural and environmental tourism.

Via Roma, 1 - 23822 Bellano (LC)

Details

Property types
Other types, Free-standing building
Permitted uses
Other Functions, SPA/Wellness, Sport, leisure, events, Hotel and leisure
Land area (m²)
57,861 m²
Total GIA (m²)
State of maintenance and repair
To be refurbished/valorized
Occupation status
Vacant

The former Cantoni cotton mill will be redeveloped to convert the large spaces into a place characterised by a functional mix, based on the promotion of local culture and the territory. “Brand”, a cultural promotion centre and showcase for the municipality of Bellano and the entire lake area, will be born here. Specifically, the following will be implemented:

  • Permanent exhibition spaces (dedicated to local artists and the tradition of Larian boats) combined with multi-purpose spaces for temporary exhibitions;
  • Educational workshops for minor arts (engraving, cabinet-making, typography, etc.) to attract young artists and make Bellano a new centre specialising in arts and crafts, a campus for experimentation and training;
  • Modular multi-purpose rooms for conventions, congresses and conferences, adaptable to different needs and flows;
  • A new premium hotel space to fill the gap in Bellano and complete the offer.

New technologies and construction techniques will make the building energy-efficient, according to the concept of green building, to reduce the emission of pollutants and harmful agents to the atmosphere and to cancel the negative impact on the environment.

In addition, part of the former cotton mill spaces will be recovered to create public spaces for wellness and indoor sports, with swimming pools and a wellness centre, enriching the local offer.

Bellano is a municipality on the eastern shore of Lake Como, in the province of Lecco, at the northern exit of Valsassina. The town’s main attraction is the Orrido, a small canyon formed by the erosion of the Pioverna River before it entered the nearby lake, a process that began 15 million years ago. The Church of Saints Nazaro and Celso (built-in 1348) is in Gothic style. Bellano is also the setting for most novels by local writer Andrea Vitali and the birthplace of 17th-century poet and writer Sigismondo Boldoni.

The area of interest is strategically located between the historic town centre, the lakeside and the Orrido. is easily accessible from the lake (Navigazione Lago di Como), from the railway station (Trenord Milan-Tirano line, in the Lecco-Colico section), and via the SS36 of Lake Como and Spluga. The area is central to Bellano’s main tourist attractions: the Church of Santi Nazaro e Celso, the walkway over the Orrido, the Ca’ del Diavolo, the characteristic streets of the centre and the lido.

Building1
1722 mq
Building2
37 mq
Building3
2017 mq
Building4
225 mq
Building5
949 mq
Building6
399 mq

The urban regeneration project of the Municipality of Bellano concerns the redevelopment of the former Cantoni cotton mill building complex, a building consisting of several bodies and covering an area of over 17,500 square metres. The objective of this intervention includes different uses: on the one hand, the importance of obtaining a receptive development of the area is combined with a day SPA (wellness - beauty) project it is considered to find large spaces to be dedicated to museum, congress and didactic activities. The project stems from the need to have a high level of accommodation and wide availability in terms of places for the east coast of Lake Como, which is lacking, linked to a strong tourist development of the "Lake Como" brand. The related activities are directed towards experiential, emotional and highly cultural and environmental tourism.

This property is part of the project:

MIPIM 2021

Procedure

Tender awarded

Via Roma, 1 - 23822 Bellano (LC)

Contact

ICE - Italian Trade Agency

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Floorplan

Bellano (LC) – Former Cantoni Cotton Mill Floorplan