When you stand at Helsingborg’s harbour edge and look out over the sea, you see the silhouette of Helsingør a mere 3,750 metres away. For more than a thousand years, Öresund’s narrowest passage has been a significant factor behind Helsingborg flourishing as a trading centre. The city has Sweden’s second largest container port, and is a natural logistics hub for, inter alia, large volumes of fruit and vegetables that arrive by sea for onward transport into the country. The E4 and E6 E Roads meet at Helsingborg, further strengthening the city’s attraction for the many logistics operators and e-commerce companies enticed by its strategic location and high accessibility. With a healthy corporate climate and significant focus on tech and innovation, Helsingborg is one of Sweden’s fastest-growing cities.
Robust development and strategic efforts
Oceanhamnen is part of the major H+ urban regeneration project, Helsingborg’s largest urban regeneration project in modern times. The old harbour and industrial areas, the university area, Oceanhamnen, Husarområdet and Gåsebäck will be transformed into modern, vibrant city districts with space for work, housing, retail and recreation. Our Prisma office project in Oceanhamnen that was completed in early 2021 is part of this development. In Prisma, we are creating an innovative environment with a mix of start-ups, rapidly growing tech companies and major established companies together with the tech hub Hetch. We also have exciting development plans for the Hermes block – host to companies such as Campus Helsingborg, Mindpark, Ikea and Capgemini – which is linked to Oceanhamnen and Helsingborg Central Station.
Central Helsingborg has the potential for continued development. Continued development in and around Helsingborg Central Station is key for us, as well as the possibility of new offices in the future at Polisen 7, adjacent to Helsingborg District Court, that we have recently extended.
Together with the City of Helsingborg, we have also produced a joint proposal on future development for the area around Helsingborg Central Station that shows how to facilitate a future fixed connection between Helsingborg and Helsingør at the same time as creating an attractive city district with new offices, housing and a sustainable living environment. Areas that are currently dedicated to the ferry and railway can be rebuilt with thousands of new homes and workplaces, and where the new city district connects Söder with Oceanhamnen thereby creating a cohesive city.
Areas focused on logistics and production such as southern Helsingborg, Berga and Väla Södra also have potential and we have the opportunity in these locations to expand existing facilities and to build new, customised logistics or production premises for customers who appreciate the good logistics location of Helsingborg.