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2015-11-20

LARGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SINCE AIRPORT WAS BUILT

The largest construction projects at Landvetter Airport since the airport was built in the mid-1970s are starting now. This is the next step in Airport City: the construction of the Logistics Park, which has begun.

A 250,000 square meter lot, equal to 30 football pitches, will be terraced for the development of new warehousing, logistics and office facilities. The area where development is starting now is located between the highway and DB Schenker’s existing logistics facility, to the right of the road leading to the airport terminal.

“With the initiatives we’re currently carrying out at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, we are further developing the airport as a hub for all of West Sweden. This is a major step in the development of the area around the airport, which creates opportunities for growth both for airport operations as well as for the region overall,” says Karl Wistrand, CEO of Swedavia Real Estate AB, which handles property development for Swedavia’s 10 airports.

Contract work for the terracing projects was initiated today and will last approximately 1.5 years. Potential tenants have significant interest in establishment within the area and the first building is expected to be completed in 2017.

Overall, the projects involve buildings for logistics operations comprising approximately 100,000 square meters, which will be built in Logistics Park 1. The logistics facilities are being developed in a joint venture between Swedavia and Bockasjö, which specializes in building, owning and managing logistics properties. The area also includes land on which Swedavia will facilitate the development of 30,000 square meters of operations/offices.

“With its proximity to excellent infrastructure and an outstanding geographic location, Landvetter Logistics Park is one of the most interesting logistics areas in Sweden. Here, we can build about 100,000 m2 of ultra-modern logistics properties tailor-made to meet customers’ needs,” says Joakim Hedin, CEO of Bockasjö and also CEO of the joint venture company with Swedavia. 

“It will really be clear that a lot is going on around the airport in the next few years, especially in the area where Airport City is being built. But the entire airport is being developed to meet the needs of the region – the terminal is being expanded and we’re preparing for a rail connection,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

Facts Airport City Gothenburg:

  • Airport City is being built on approximately 2,000,000 square meters of land around the airport junction and up to the terminal.
  • Airport City will be home to operations in logistics, commerce/experiences, companies, offices and hotels.
  • Once completed, operations at Airport City will create as many as 10,000 jobs.
  • The attractive location, with all of Europe’s capitals about a two-hour flight away, and between the region’s two largest cities, is part of the background for the investment in Airport City by Swedavia and Härryda Municipality.