Martinsons gets record order – to build Skellefteå Culture Centre

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Martinsons has secured its single largest order ever. It concerns the delivery and assembly of the CLT- and glulam framework for the Skellefteå Culture Centre. The order is worth around 10 million Euro.
"Martinsons has contributed to this project with incredibly competent and knowledgeable key personnel. They are good at planning installations and possess valuable experience of major timber projects. This gives both security and confidence”, says Vegard Bra, Project Manager at turnkey contractor Hent.

For Martinsons’ part, the order follows on from projects such as IFU Arena in Uppsala and Trikåfabriken in Hammarby Sjöstad. IFU Arena was appointed Arena of the Year 2018 by financial newspaper Dagens Industri’s Sport & Business section and superstructure Trikåfabriken covering nearly 9,000 square meter of office space.

"We are gaining ground in segments such as gymnasiums, business premises and schools. Here, our experience of handling planning, production and construction solutions for major projects is extremely valuable”, says Jesper Åkerlund, CEO of Martinsons Byggsystem.

The Skellefteå Culture Centre building will be approximately 80 meters high comprising 20 floors. For Martinsons part, the volumes in the order include around 10,000 cubic meter of cross-laminated timber and 2,200 cubic meters of glulam.

Production starts at the Martinsons factory in Bygdsiljum outside Skellefteå in April. Construction starts in June and is expected to last for nearly eighteen months.

"Forest owners in the region contribute raw materials and we contribute with our expertise together with Hent and several other players. We are looking forward to strong teamwork”, says Jesper Åkerlund.

The construction components delivered by Martinsons will bind nearly 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide throughout their lifetime. This corresponds to return flights Stockholm to New York for over 13,000 people. Emissions throughout the production chain will correspond to 900 flights.

"It shows what a difference the construction industry can make today using different construction methods and materials", says Jesper.

For more information
Jesper Åkerlund, CEO
Martinsons Byggsystem
Phone: +46 (0)70 – 950 05 90


The Martinsons Group is one of Sweden’s largest producers of glulam and construction systems for apartment blocks, buildings and bridges in wood. In addition to extensive production of sawn timber products and construction products, Martinsons is the largest producer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the Nordic region. The Group has around 440 employees and annual sales of SEK 1.5 billion. The head office is in Bygdsiljum, Västerbotten, northern Sweden. 

Martinsons Burträskvägen 53, 937 33 Bygdsiljum, Sweden,