Wihlborgs signs lease with Malmö University, which has been tasked with running police training in Malmö

Malmö University has signed a ten-year lease with Wihlborgs for 9,000 m² on two floors at Kranen 2 in Dockan, Malmö. The premises will be used for the practical stages of the police training programme, which will start in Malmö in early 2019.

Malmö University has been tasked with conducting police training in Malmö, starting in January 2019. It is now clear that the training programme will be located at the university’s former premises at Kranen 2 on Östra Varvsgatan in Dockan. At present, police training is offered at three locations in Sweden, and Malmö will now become the fourth location.

The premises will be redesigned to fulfil the requirements of the police training programme. This involves research facilities, firearms ranges and various practice environments as well as a garage for police vehicles. The premises will be ready for occupancy on 1 July 2019.

“It is positive for development across the entire region that Malmö University will now offer a new training programme that also makes a very tangible contribution to societal development. We are very pleased that we can contribute to the implementation of this programme. It also provides an extra element to the cityscape in Dockan, where workplaces, housing and education can be co-located and contribute towards high density and attractiveness in the area,” says Ulrika Hallengren, CEO of Wihlborgs Fastigheter.

“The University has previously held courses in the building, so we feel at home there,” says Caroline Mellgren, Director of the police training programme at Malmö University.

“After a market survey of premises close to the University’s buildings, and after meeting various property owners, it was clear that Wihlborgs was the only owner that could fulfil our requirements in time,” says Mats Lyberg, Head of the Building Department at Malmö University.

Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ)

Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ) is a property company that focuses on commercial properties in the Öresund region. Its property portfolio is located in Malmö, Helsingborg, Lund and Copenhagen.
In Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg, Wihlborgs is the leading property company.

The book value of the company’s properties totals SEK 39.4 billion. The annual rental value of the properties is SEK 2.9 billion.

Wihlborgs’ shares are listed on the Large Cap List of Nasdaq Stockholm.