900 apartments in Hallonbergen’s new Umami district
Wallenstam will start construction this year of an entirely new district Umami in Hallonbergen, Sundbyberg. About 900 new apartments are planned here, which will be complemented with business premises and meeting places. Construction of the first phase with just over 200 apartments and commercial floor space is planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2016. Development of pre-existing premises and properties is starting immediately.
As the zoning plan has been adopted for the development land with building rights that Wallenstam acquired in March 2015, the next stage can now be taken together with architects and urban developers. The name “Umami” comes from the fifth basic taste, something that everyone recognizes but perhaps cannot define on the spot. Mixed architecture, a mix of rental and cooperative apartments and a focus on health, activities and proximity to adventure and experiences will help to create this sensation.
“Our vision for Umami is not just to develop a plot of land, but to contribute to the development of a new area. During the coming 10-year period, we will develop a new inspiring area featuring a broad choice of housing, stores, restaurants, meeting places and open spaces,” says Wallenstam’s Deputy CEO Mathias Aronsson.
“Besides the construction of 900 apartments, the Umami project will also strengthen the urban value for Hallonbergen’s residents and could become an exciting destination for all of Sundbyberg’s people,” says Stefan Bergström (Centre Party), Urban Environment and Development Municipal Commissioner.
Hallonbergen has a very good location in Sundbyberg, close to both the inner city and the airport, to Sundbybergs centrum metro station and to nature areas. Together with the investments that Sundbyberg Municipality is making in the district, it is an interesting area to develop further.
Part of the development of the district is to engage both those who live in Hallonbergen today and those who may consider moving there in the future. Therefore, starting in spring, several events will be arranged in order to boost participation in the project.
“Adventure, experiences and international conferences are important aspects of this development. It will also be noticed when we start activities in “Phase 0” to build up the new district’s personality,” says Aron
The first activity in Umami will be a live-event weekend on 7-8 May when the work of more than 50 well-established and known street artists will be displayed to visitors in one of the existing buildings, which will be developed and converted. Some works will also be created on-site during the actual event.
This work is based on an analysis of what forms of housing and trends will be attractive in the future. The architects offices’ Sandell & Sandberg and Fojab and advertising agency BerntzonBylund are working with Wallenstam to realize the vision for Umami Hallonbergen in this first stage of the projectsson.
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Wallenstam is a growing property company that manages, builds and develops properties for sustainable living and enterprise in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The property holding is valued at around SEK 32 billion and the customer base consists of just over 7,300 households and 1,000 enterprises. The total lettable area is around 1 million sq m. Wallenstam is self-sufficient in renewable energy through the company Svensk NaturEnergi. The company’s B shares have been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1984.