From aircraft hangar to modern shopping center
Skanska has built the second phase of the Bromma Blocks shopping center in western Stockholm. There we have transformed an aircraft hangar from 1947 into an ultra-modern three-story shopping galleria with more than 80 stores, along with an underground garage with 330 parking spaces. The contract totaled SEK 700 M and the client was KF Fastigheter.
The aircraft hangar is a protected historical building and substantial portions of the exterior as well as the massive steel trusses with spans up to 75 meters and the unique interior space were preserved to retain an airport atmosphere. Energy efficiency was another important goal and KF Fastigheter has applied for GreenBuilding classification. In this manner, the old has been combined with the new.
During the construction period, the construction site was one of Stockholm’s largest, both in terms of number of workers as well as size. In March 2010, approximately 300 people were working on the 150,000 cubic-meter aircraft hangar.
Planning this project was therefore an extraordinary logistical challenge. There was also an economic boom underway when the programming and planning efforts were started in autumn 2006, which made it extra important to secure the appropriate expertise at the right time during the project.
Work on remodeling and extending Hanger 3 was started in June 2008 and concluded in September 2010, when Bromma Blocks was inaugurated.