Grand Central Sundbyberg takes shape
Fabege is bringing Sundbyberg’s old Åhléns department store building into the 2010s. Next year, bright offices, shops and restaurants will be housed here in a prime commuter location.
Grand Central Sundbyberg, as the property is known, is currently undergoing a radical transformation. All that will remain of the old 1960s building will be the shell. Four extra floors are being added and a new facade is being created. In 2018 the office on the lower floor will be rented out, but the four upper floors totalling 12,000 square metres are still vacant.
“It’s great to be able to increase the town’s density by adding the extra floors,” says Sofia Sköld, Letting Manager at Fabege. “The premises are open plan and have been planned effectively. A lot of daylight gets in via large windows and several atriums, making it easy to furnish effectively. The roof terrace will offer views of the whole of Sundbyberg.”
Small-town feel but vibrant
Sundbyberg still has a small-town feel, even if many large companies, trendy restaurants and boutique hotels have chosen to move here. After Stockholm Central Station, the town is in Stockholm’s best commuting location, close to all imaginable public transport options. The Citybanan (Stockholm City Line) will be opening in July, meaning that there will be even more commuter trains departing from Sundbyberg.
“The entrance to the commuter train station, subway and long-distance train station is inside Grand Central Sundbyberg, and the light railway is just 100 metres away. There are also easily accessible cycle paths. So you don’t need to have a car to work here,” says Sofia.
Easy to attract staff
In the long term, more precisely by around 2025, the train tracks in Sundbyberg will be underground. At that point, a square will be created by the glazed-in entrance to the property.
“Sundbyberg is an expansive municipality with a focus on development and enterprise,” says Sofia. “There is activity here 24/7. The many shops along Sturegatan and in Signalfabriken make it easy to run errands while at work. It won’t be hard to attract and keep staff if companies decide to move their operations here.”
- Sweden’s most densely populated and rapidly growing municipality.
- Companies and public authorities such as Swedbank, Coop, Unilever and the Swedish Migration Agency have opted to set up operations here.
- Sundbybergs centrum and the adjacent Solna Business Park offer more than 30,000 office workspaces.
- The municipality in Sweden with the most restaurants.