Lund is always at the cutting edge – a spearhead for innovation and research. And a city that breathes traditions, where student life, entrepreneurship and architecture build on a rich historical legacy. Lund is a city of contrasts where old and new unite in dynamic advancement. Lund has an almost unbeatable climate for entrepreneurship and innovation, which has helped Lund position itself as a leading centre for innovative research and industry – in an international arena.
Major future investments in Lund
The area around Lund Central Station is a central development area where we have completed the office projects Posthornet 1 and Raffinaderiet 5 in the last few years. We are currently constructing Raffinaderiet 3. This historic listed property was originally used as a sugar mill, but will now become modern offices with an industrial theme inside a preserved exterior when we redevelop the existing buildings and add new spaces. Posthornet 2 is planned a couple of years ahead, where we can build an additional 10,000 m² of offices close to the station.
Västerbro, along Öresundsvägen in western Lund, is one of Lund’s prioritised development areas in which Wihlborgs has several properties. Today, Västerbro largely comprises a mix of industries and other businesses, but will develop by 2040 into a modern, sustainable and mixed district with housing, workplaces, retail and services, green areas, schools and preschools. The development of Västerbro is a long-term project that is still at an early stage.
Ideon Science Park has received a new focal point and meeting place thanks to the new Ideontorget tramway stop. This is where we plan to build the 15,000 m² Zenit office building, which will become Ideon’s new landmark comprising offices and a service offering aimed at tram passengers and our local tenants. We are also working with the transformation of existing properties at Ideon, such as Beta 1–3, where most of the existing tenants have now moved to other premises at Ideon, and where conversion and planning for future development of the properties is ongoing.
Science Village is a new city district that is emerging between the MaxIV and ESS research facilities in northeastern Lund. There will be branches of universities and university colleges, guest accommodation, research institutes, services, gym facilities, restaurants and cafés. We are developing the first step of the Space project here, right by the tramway stop. The plan is for Space to be a modern hub for innovative companies to develop the sustainable solutions of the future.