Sense Building is the first of a number of office buildings that will be built in the developing Airport City Stockholm, an internationally inspired airport city that is being planned adjacent to the terminals at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The aim of Airport City Stockholm is to achieve sustainable urban development and a vibrant city environment around Stockholm Arlanda. Airport cities have developed around various international airports, including in Hong Kong, Dallas and Amsterdam. They create growth and jobs and also serve as local economic engines.
“Sense Building is an incredibly exciting project and it is very satisfying that we have now selected NCC as the contractor,” says Jan Egenäs, President of Swedavia Real Estate. “This is a major step toward our vision of a more vibrant airport that provides companies and tenants with all of the benefits offered by our unique communications location. The choice of contractor is a key milestone in this project.”
Stockholm Arlanda is Sweden’s most important transport centre and a vital hub for the entire Mälardalen region. Central Stockholm is only 20 minutes away, which according to Swedavia Real Estate makes the area perfect for property development. There is attractive space available here, and the transport links to Stockholm Arlanda make it advantageous to commute not just from the Stockholm region and Uppsala, but also from growing towns in the area.
“It is really exciting that we are now taking the process another step further. Sense Building will be state-of-the-art and maintain a high environmental profile. The access is totally unbeatable. It is only a few minutes to trains, buses and the terminals,” Mr Egenäs adds.
The project will be conducted as a partnering venture. This is a structured form of cooperation, in which the developer, consultants and contractors jointly resolve the construction assignment. The method is based on open and trusting cooperation, in which the parties’ professional knowledge is mutually beneficial throughout all the phases of the project.
“We are proud that we continue to be entrusted with the task of developing the Stockholm Arlanda area together with Swedavia Real Estate. We are currently completing construction of the Clarion Hotel immediately adjacent to Sense Building,” says Lars Westman, department manager at NCC Construction, Building Department, Stockholm Mälardalen Region.
Sense Building will be environmentally classified in accordance with BREEAM, and the project will employ more than 250 people. The building is expected to be ready for occupation in July 2015.
The Swedavia group owns, operates and develops 11 airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Safe, satisfied passengers are the basis of Swedavia’s business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The group has annual revenues of about 4.7 billion Swedish kronor and 2,500 employees.
NCC is one of the leading construction and property development companies in the Nordic region. In 2011, NCC had revenues of 53 billion Swedish kronor and 17,500 employees. NCC Construction Sweden builds housing, offices, roads, and other structures and infrastructure in Sweden.