The new SMG DISTRICT is born

New bike lanes, renewed road connections, green spaces, meeting points, and sports areas: these are just some of the projects that will be developed in the coming years for the creation of the SMG DISTRICT. A true redevelopment of the production site where the headquarters of San Marco Group is located, a leading company in the field of paints and coatings for construction. The area, inaugurated today, has been named “Smart Multicolor Generation District”, a manifesto-acronym that takes up the initials of the Group's name and conveys all the passion of a project aimed at creating an industrial ecosystem, a place of innovation, well-being, and belonging.

With the redesign and creation of the SMG District, the hub will increase from the current 80,000 sqm to over 90,000 sqm, of which 13,000 sqm will be dedicated to greenery; additional spaces are intended for outdoor sports activities.
In the production area south of the lot, the current raw material warehouse will be demolished, and a new structure of about 2,600 sqm will be built. The production logistics, automation, and digitization will also be implemented. The old headquarters will be used as an R&D area, which will be expanded with spaces, laboratories, and Operation office areas.

In the area located to the north, a central square of about 6,200 sqm will be created, conceived as the beating heart, a meeting and exchange place for all workers in visual and pedestrian communication with the new buildings: among these will stand out the fluid and dynamic lines of the new management center, which will also house a museum and a showroom. Several existing buildings will be redeveloped and improved with a view to optimizing spaces and consumption: to reduce them, the company will leverage alternative energy sources and photovoltaic panels, which will cover an area of 7,700 sqm.
The attractiveness of the area and its repositioning as a training hub will be contributed by the new training center, an avant-garde structure divided into three thematic areas (decoratives, insulation, and floors), to which are added 670 sqm of Auditorium.