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Start of biggest construction project at Göteborg Landvetter since airport first built

2015-11-18, kl. 10:32

The biggest construction project at Göteborg Landvetter Airport since the mid-1970s, when the airport was first built, has begun. The next phase of Airport City, Logistics Park 1, has now been launched.

Some 250,000 square metres of land, equivalent to 30 football pitches (soccer fields), will be terraced for the development of new facilities in warehousing, logistics and operations, including offices. The area now under construction is located between the motorway and DB Schenker’s existing logistics facility, on the right-hand side of the road up to the airport terminal.

“With the investments we are now making at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, we are further developing the airport as a hub for all of western Sweden. This is a major step in the development of the area around the airport, which will create growth potential both for airport operations and for the region in general,” says Karl Wistrand, chief executive of Swedavia Real Estate AB, who is responsible for property development around Swedavia’s ten airports.

Contract work on the terracing has now begun and will be under way for about 18 months. There is great interest among potential tenants in setting up operations here, and the first building is expected to be completed in 2017.

The project involves buildings for logistics operations with about 100,000 square metres of floor space, to be constructed in Logistics Park 1. The logistics facilities are being developed in a joint venture between Swedavia and Bockasjö, which specialises in constructing, owning and managing logistics properties. There is also land in the vicinity where Swedavia has the potential to develop some 30,000 square metres of space for operations/offices.

“Landvetter Logistics Park, with its proximity to good infrastructure and exceptional geographic location, is one of the most attractive logistics areas in Sweden. We can construct some 100,000 square metres of ultra-modern logistics properties that are customised to meet our customers’ needs,” says Joakim Hedin, managing director of Bockasjö and acting managing director of the joint venture.

“People will really see that a great deal will be happening at the airport over the next few years, especially in the area where Airport City is taking shape. But the entire airport is being developed to meet the region’s needs – the terminal is being expanded and we are preparing for a rail link,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

Facts Airport City Gothenburg

  • Airport City is taking shape in an area covering some 2,000,000 square metres of land around the motorway junction and up to the terminal.
  • There will be facilities for logistics, retail/experiences, other businesses, offices and hotels in Airport City.
  • Once fully developed, the operations in Airport City will create up to 10,000 jobs.
  • The attractive location, with every European capital about a two-hour flight away, and the airport’s location between the two biggest cities in the region are some of the factors behind the investment in Airport City by Swedavia and the Municipality of Härryda.