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Agreed to realize new building for School of Business, Economics and Law

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University of Gothenburg and Akademiska Hus have now agreed to realize the new building for School of Business, Economics and Law. The building is expected to be completed in 2025.

The new building will create larger and more flexible spaces for both employees and students, while also making it possible for the entire School of Business, Economics and Law to be housed under one roof. In addition to serving as suitable new premises for the School of Business, Economics and Law, the building will also include an exit from the Västlänken Haga underground station.

By adding yet another architecturally upscale building to the neighbourhood, the School of Business, Economics and Law will create a leading-edge, world-class attractive physical learning environment. The new building will strengthen the ability of the School of Business, Economics and Law to be an open space for the creative conversation that contributes to innovative knowledge development. This achievement will create a basic foundation for our continued development as an ever-strengthening institution of higher learning in close harmony with the surrounding community, says Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

The new School of Business, Economics and Law building in the middle of the hustle and bustle on Vasagatan is a step in developing Gothenburg as a knowledge city, enabling our students and employees to continue to contribute to a vibrant urban lifestyle in the future. We are striving to make our premises inviting and to serve as a meeting place between academia and the community, which the School of Business, Economics and Law will exemplify in its new home, says Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg.

The new building will be about 10,800 square metres, gross floor space, on eight storeys above ground. The plan includes a new main entrance, two lecture halls, student services, a café, offices and student workplaces. As part of Akademiska Hus’ sustainability initiative, materials with a high climate impact, such as marble flooring, limestone cladding and granite have been recycled for use in other construction projects. For example, the marble flooring from the old building will be used in a pedestrian bridge in the new building for the School of Business, Economics and Law.

It will be an amazing building that will both assume its rightful place in the city centre, while fitting in well with the surrounding architecture. We are building with the future in mind, following high sustainability requirements, while making the premises flexible and possible to change over time, thereby facilitating the future development of the School of Business, Economics and Law, says Magnus Huss, Market Area Director at Akademiska Hus.

Exit from Västlänken

In addition to serving as suitable new premises for the School of Business, Economics and Law, the building will also include an exit from the Västlänken Haga underground station. The exit will be integrated into the new building and located at the corner of Vasagatan and Haga Kyrkogata. The placement was determined in close collaboration with the City of Gothenburg, with the objective of minimising changes in the urban environment. With this exit, the School of Business, Economics and Law will be an even more integral part of the city, with improved commuting options for students and employees, while preserving the green Vasaallén intact as an attractive pedestrian and cycle route.

Akademiska Hus invests SEK 529 million. The new building for the School of Business, Economics and Law is expected to be completed in 2025.