A green city district in the heart of Uppsala
At present, we are constructing Uppsala Entré, which will be an entirely new and green city district in Uppsala. The area is being shaped into a vibrant meeting place featuring residential housing, offices, retail space, restaurants and a first-class hotel.
Uppsala resecentrum (Uppsala Travel Center) is one of the largest regeneration projects ever undertaken in Uppsala involving the transformation of the entire railway area to improve public transport. On the east side of the railway, Skanska is constructing Uppsala Entré. The city district is envisioned to be an expansion of the city center, encompassing residential housing, offices and a hotel.
A vibrant city district
When Uppsala Entré has been completed, the area will include seven residential buildings with some 90 tenant-owner apartments as well as retail space on the entrance floor. It will also feature an office and commercial premises covering 12,500 square meters and a first-class hotel with 175 rooms and conference facilities. It will be a vibrant city district where many people live, work and spend their leisure time.
The residential buildings will have a modern design at the same time as they will blend effortlessly into the surrounding environment of older buildings. The buildings have been designed by the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Svendborg Architects, who were also behind the design of Uppsala Konsert & Kongress.
The building comprising a hotel, office space and commercial premises will be designed as an arch in two sections each with six stories. The hotel will be housed in one of the arches while the other will contain office and retail space and restaurants. A natural meeting place will be created in front of the building in the form of a square for all who move about in the area.
Environment in focus
Consideration for the environment is high on the agenda for Skanska in the construction and operation of the buildings. The hotel will meet the criteria of the Nordic Ecolabel and the office building will be Uppsala’s first GreenBuilding. The latter of these labeling systems means, for example, that the building’s energy consumption is at least 25 percent below legislative requirements. The environment was also acutely in focus when constructing the residential units.
Close to everything
Every possible neighborhood service will be available at Uppsala Entré and plans are in place for pharmacies, supermarkets, gyms, restaurants and other retail outlets. Uppsala resecentrum is located just a stone’s throw away from the buildings and Stora torget (the Main Square) is only a few minutes away.
We commenced construction of Uppsala Entré in 2009/2010. The hotel and offices will be ready for occupancy in 2012, with a later date set for the residential units.