Peab wins contract for new courthouse in Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 5 Dec 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Swedish construction and civil engineering company Peab has secured a SEK921m ($96.6m) contract from Castellum to build a new courthouse in Nyhamnen, Malmö.

The courthouse will comprise a shared four-storey ground structure with five towers on top.

The towers will be offset from each other in a north to south direction, and each tower will successively dip in height.

The façade of the building will shift from a solid brick façade at the bottom into glass towers where the bricks will be replaced entirely by glass.

The new building, which has been ordered by the Swedish National Courts Administration, will accommodate the Malmö District Court, the Administrative Court in Malmö and the Rent and Lease Board in the city.

The building will also comprise approximately 34,000m² gross area as well as 40 courtrooms.

Peab said that the new building will be one of the largest courthouses in Sweden and will also be certified according to Miljöbyggnad Gold.

The construction and civil engineering company said that the project is a turnkey contract which will be built alongside the railroad tracks.

The building will be directly connected to Malmö Central Station on Carlsgatan in central Malmö.

Peab region manager Bratislav Marjanovic said: “This is a very exciting project that will become yet another building with character in Malmö.

“The environmental qualifications of the building are high and include energy consumption and the interior environment. Logistics are a challenge in this project since the building lies in the center of Malmö.”

Construction on the courthouse is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020 and is expected to be completed in autumn of 2022.

In 2018, the company secured an $89m contract from IKEA Fastigheter to build a new IKEA department store in Kållered, Sweden.

The new 37,000m² department store is part of an agreement between Peab and IKEA Fastigheter which was signed in December 2010.

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Image: Rendering of the new courthouse in Malmö. Photo: courtesy of Peab AB.

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