Max IV, Lund, Sweden

In June 2015, Fastighets AB ML4, which is jointly owned by Peab and Wihlborgs, handed over the key to the Max IV facility to Lund University. Final installations are now underway, along with the commissioning of accelerators, storage rings and beam tubes. In parallel with the installations, the facility is now being expanded with an extension of around 3,700 square metres.

In June 2015, Fastighets AB ML4, which is jointly owned by Peab and Wihlborgs, handed over the key to the Max IV facility to Lund University. Final installations are now underway, along with the commissioning of accelerators, storage rings and beam tubes. In parallel with the installations, the facility is now being expanded with an extension of around 3,700 square metres.

Max IV is Sweden’s largest research infrastructure project of all time, and will be inaugurated in June 2016.

The ongoing extension will provide extra office space and expand the experiment hall. Lund University is the tenant for the entire Max IV facility and has signed a twenty-five-year lease.

About Max IV

The MAX IV Laboratory is a national laboratory hosted by Lund University. The laboratory has the world’s brightest synchrotron-light facility and can be used by researchers from across the globe. Once fully extended, Max IV will be able to receive more than 2,000 researchers each year from such as areas as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology.

Max IV is of considerable importance for the region and, due to this investment, a new city district is emerging in northern Lund. When fully built, a total of about 50,000 people are expected to live and work in the area, which also includes the ESS research facility and Science Village with research scientist accommodation, a visitor centre and more.

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Project facts

Property: Max IV
Gross floor area: Approximately 50,000 m2 GFA

Environmental classification: GreenBuilding, SGBC Gold, BREEAM SE Outstanding

Construction start: Q2 2015
Occupancy: Q2 2015 (extension Q3 2016)
Tenant: Lund University

Architect: FOJAB
Contractor: Peab

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Ulrika Hallengren
CEO
Malmö
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Andreas Ivarsson
Director of Projects and Development
Malmö