Wihlborgs signs lease with the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency
Wihlborgs has signed a lease with the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency, which is opening a department for selection tests in Malmö. The Agency is moving into premises of 2,500 m² at Norra Vallgatan 100 in central Malmö.
The premises will be redesigned to meet the needs of the Agency’s selection testing activities, which will conduct a variety of tests on several hundred applicants each week. On 1 December this year, the premises will be ready for occupation and the Agency will start operations in January 2018.
The Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency is tasked with calling up, evaluating and registering individuals subject to conscription in accordance with the decision taken by the Swedish Parliament earlier this year. The Agency also evaluates volunteers to the Swedish Armed Forces’ basic military training and all Police Academy applicants. Other agencies served include the Swedish Defence University, the Swedish Coast Guard and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. The Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency is based in Karlstad and has departments for selection tests in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Kristianstad. From 2018, selection testing will be carried out in Stockholm and Malmö.
“We create tailored premises based on the Agency’s need for a prime location in Malmö. The premises face Malmö Live and are only a couple of minutes walk from the central station,” says Anders Jarl, CEO of Wihlborgs Fastigheter.
“We carried out an extensive evaluation before choosing Malmö as the new location for our selection testing. Prime factors are the excellent communication links and that the Malmö area is second only to Stockholm as the region with the strongest population growth for our clients’ target audience, 18–30 year-olds. We look forward to opening our selection operations in pleasant, well-suited premises on Norra Vallgatan,” says Christina Malm, Director-General of the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency.
NIRAS has acted as the Swedish Defence Recruitment Agency’s advisor in its efforts to locate suitable premises.
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ)
For further information, please contact:
Anders Jarl, CEO, +46 (0)40 690 57 10
Lennart Jönsson, Senior Advisor, +46 (0)40 690 57 35
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ) is a property company that focuses on commercial properties in the Öresund region. Its property portfolio is located in Malmö, Helsingborg, Lund and Copenhagen.
In Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg, Wihlborgs is the leading property company.
The book value for the company’s properties totals SEK 33 billion. The annual rental value of the properties is SEK 2.4 billion.
Wihlborgs’ shares are listed on the Large Cap List of Nasdaq Stockholm.