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Sweden. Chalmersfastigheter AB

Date of loan: 19 Nov 2014
Country: Sweden
Customer: Chalmersfastigheter AB
Amount in SEK: SEK 142 million
Amount in EUR: EUR 15.3 million
Maturity: 10 years
NACE sector / loan type: Real estate activities
Business area: Infrastructure, transportation and telecom

Project

The loan has been provided for the construction of two new facilities at the Johanneberg campus of the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The two new facilities, which total 8,000 square metres, will be part of the Johanneberg Science Park and offer modern and flexible project and office spaces which can be tailored to the needs of the tenants. The premises will offer meeting facilities, where the university, industry and community are situated in the same building—in close proximity to where academic research is conducted.

The construction phase is expected to be completed in 2015. The buildings will be certified according to the Swedish green building standard that covers the use of energy, indoor environment and construction materials. The aim is to achieve the highest level, “Gold”.

Johanneberg Science Park was established in 2010 by the Chalmers University of Technology Foundation and the city of Gothenburg with the aim of developing a collaborative environment for ideas and knowledge exchange between academia, industry and other players in society. Johanneberg Science Park supports the development of the fields of urban development, energy, materials and nanotechnology.

Chalmersfastigheter AB was founded in 1999 for managing, redeveloping and expanding premises for the needs of the university.

Fulfilment of NIB's mandate

Competitiveness:

Chalmers act as an important anchor for the regional cluster in western Sweden as a source of knowledge, development and diffusion. The new science park will contribute to the development of skills and transfer of sector-specific knowledge and interaction between business, research and society. Extensive cooperation will secure access to the most up-to-date knowledge and enhance opportunities for employment, markets and innovation.

Environment:

The project is to be certified according to the Swedish environmental certification system for green buildings. The project aims at the highest level, “Gold".

Sustainability summary

The project does not give rise to significant environmental concerns.

Press release

NIB finansierar forskningspark i Göteborg