Detail plan approved – preparations now underway to break ground!
I am delighted to announce that 2019 will see cranes erected for the construction of Science Village, with the first tenants moving in during 2021. With the approval of the first detail plan for Science Village, next year Wihlborgs and Skanska will be able to begin work on the first two buildings in the area. Both buildings will provide vital support functions for ESS and MAX IV in the form of accommodation for visiting researchers, meeting facilities and restaurants.
Both Wihlborgs’ Space and Skanska’s The Loop are fine examples of everything that Science Village can and will become. Because the fact is that Big Science is contagious; ESS and MAX IV, with their world-class technologies, will attract not only visiting researchers in need of accommodation, food and entertainment, it will also attract innovative businesses, students and qualified jobs that will help Lund, Skåne and Sweden to grow.
With the capacity and appeal of ESS and MAX IV behind it, Science Village is now taking shape. Already in the first detail plan it is easy to discern the nature of the district; a place for academia, business and the general public. Here, a concert goer will eat dinner beside a British research team, a curious school class will share the tram with a director of research and a visiting researcher at ESS will prepare samples together with Swedish colleagues. This is what Science Village is all about, and that is just the beginning.
With good prospects,
Ulrika Lindmark, CEO, Science Village Scandinavia AB