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Groundbreaking for new logistics facility at Göteborg Landvetter

2015-05-22, kl. 09:46

Yesterday, ground was broken on a major new Iogistics facility in Airport City at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The new 7,500 square metre facility, which is being built by Swedavia and leased by DHL Express for ten years, will be completed during the spring of 2016.

Representatives of Swedavia, DHL Express and Veidekke, which is the general building contractor for the facility, together dug the first ceremonial shovel of dirt yesterday.

“Göteborg Landvetter Airport is and wants to be an engine for growth and job creation in the region. It is extremely gratifying for us to be part of this and launch this investment in DHL Express’s new terminal, which will further bolster the airport, the municipality and the entire region,” said airport director Charlotte Ljunggren at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“DHL is a strong player, and its investment is a very good way to enhance Airport City Gothenburg as a destination for logistics and drive development in the entire region. We are very pleased to welcome DHL’s venture at Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Airport City,” said Stefan Stenberg, property manager at Swedavia Real Estate.

“With this new terminal, we enhance our position in the market, which is in one of the strongest growth regions in northern Europe. Our customers will benefit as a result through increased service quality, with faster deliveries and later pick-ups. It benefits businesses throughout the region,” said Ted Söderholm, CEO of DHL Express Sweden.

The agreement between Swedavia and DHL Express entails demolition of the existing outdated building with 1,700 square metres of space and construction of a brand-new 7,500 square metre facility in its place. The new building will be erected near the terminal and immediately adjacent to the northern section of the airport area. Construction is expected to take about a year.

A rapid development of logistics properties is now under way at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Within the scope of Airport City Gothenburg, an area equivalent to two million square metres is planned for operations in logistics, retail and experiences, offices, hotels and conference facilities.