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“Gasverket was opened in 2019, having been closed to the public for more than 120 years.”

In 2019, Stockholmers were at long last able to experience the first of the redeveloped areas of the Gasverket gasworks, including a school, (Bobergsskolan), Hjorthagshallen sports hall, Klätterverket, and other amenities. An important and encouraging milestone. 2019 also saw continued planning for the development of Värtahamnen Port and Kolkajen. The closure of the Loudden site at the beginning of the year creates scope to continue transformation there as well – from a closed industrial area to an open urban environment.

On this website, we showcase examples of how Stockholm Royal Seaport is leading sustainable urban development in Sweden. The standards set by the City of Stockholm are often more ambitious than national guidelines, and thus drive the creation of key knowledge areas. If we are to meet Agenda 2030 targets, there is a need for projects that extend this progress and we need to share what we have learnt. This is why we have compiled our results here, partly under the project’s respective strategies, and in the interactive map. We also publish details about a variety of innovation projects.

A hub for innovation  >

We follow up and make improvements

As landowners, it is important that we establish clear requirements and ensure that these are followed up. This is also an obligation we have towards Stockholm City Council. Developers of properties that are now occupied have shown considerable commitment to meet our tough targets but have failed to meet energy requirements. Despite this, performance indicators for the Norra 2 phase of the project are on average 22 per cent better than National Board of Housing, Building and Planning building requirements, BBR.

Developers will continue to adapt their buildings to reduce energy use and at the same time acquire new knowledge. The fact that differences between recorded and projected values are large is a challenge for construction sector stakeholders and offers considerable potential for improvement.

We also see substantial willingness from residents to participate in public consultations and on social media.

Frihamnen marked its centenary in September together with Ports of Stockholm, property developers, and the City of Stockholm with temporary attractions and exhibitions that offered visitors the chance to feel, taste, and listen to the area’s potential. Many people now use the new ferry service that links Stockholm Royal Seaport with central Stockholm, and nearby municipalities of Nacka and Lidingö.

Planning continues

Planning for new sites with homes, retail, and office space is currently underway with some 30 developers. Several major projects have been started for the construction of tunnels and land remediation. The expansion of streets and parks is also ongoing.

Working with Stockholm Royal Seaport, we are proud of being involved in the transformation of former industrial areas into an attractive, safe, and resource-efficient new part of Stockholm.

Welcome to Stockholm Royal Seaport.

Staffan Lorentz, Head of Development, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm City Development Administration

Did you know that Stockholm Royal Seaport received an award for best sustainable urban development area by C40 at the UN climate conference 2015 in Paris.

Grönska i etapp Norra 2 i Norra Djurgårdsstaden.

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Comments from the head of development

“Gasverket was opened in 2019, having been closed to the public for more than 120 years.”

In 2019, Stockholmers were at long last able to experience the first of the redeveloped areas of the Gasverket gasworks, including a school, (Bobergsskolan), Hjorthagshallen sports hall, Klätterverket, and other amenities. An important and encouraging milestone. 2019 also saw continued planning for the development of Värtahamnen Port and Kolkajen. The closure of the Loudden site at the beginning of the year creates scope to continue transformation there as well – from a closed industrial area to an open urban environment.

On this website, we showcase examples of how Stockholm Royal Seaport is leading sustainable urban development in Sweden. The standards set by the City of Stockholm are often more ambitious than national guidelines, and thus drive the creation of key knowledge areas. If we are to meet Agenda 2030 targets, there is a need for projects that extend this progress and we need to share what we have learnt. This is why we have compiled our results here, partly under the project’s respective strategies, and in the interactive map. We also publish details about a variety of innovation projects.

An innovative par of the city  >

Så långt har vi kommit i Norra Djurgårdsstaden.

We follow up and make improvements

As landowners, it is important that we establish clear requirements and ensure that these are followed up. This is also an obligation we have towards Stockholm City Council. Developers of properties that are now occupied have shown considerable commitment to meet our tough targets but have failed to meet energy requirements. Despite this, performance indicators for the Norra 2 phase of the project are on average 22 per cent better than National Board of Housing, Building and Planning building requirements (BBR).

Developers will continue to adapt their buildings to reduce energy use and at the same time acquire new knowledge. The fact that differences between recorded and projected values are large is a challenge for construction sector stakeholders and offers considerable potential for improvement.

We also see substantial willingness from residents to participate in public consultations and on social media.

Frihamnen marked its centenary in September together with Ports of Stockholm, property developers, and the City of Stockholm with temporary attractions and exhibitions that offered visitors the chance to feel, taste, and listen to the area’s potential. Many people now use the new ferry service that links Stockholm Royal Seaport with central Stockholm, and nearby municipalities of Nacka and Lidingö.

Planning continues

Planning for new sites with homes, retail, and office space is currently underway with some 30 developers. Several major projects have been started for the construction of tunnels and land remediation. The expansion of streets and parks is also ongoing.

Working with Stockholm Royal Seaport, we are proud of being involved in the transformation of former industrial areas into an attractive, safe, and resource-efficient new part of Stockholm.

Welcome to Stockholm Royal Seaport.

Staffan Lorentz, Head of Development, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm City Development Administration

Did you know that Stockholm Royal Seaport received an award for best sustainable urban development area by C40 at the UN climate conference 2015 in Paris.

Grönska i etapp Norra 2 i Norra Djurgårdsstaden.

Read more