Wihlborgs develops Gängtappen together with Media Evolution
Wihlborgs has signed a lease with Media Evolution, which will move into two storeys, a total of 1,600 m², of Gängtappen in Malmö, Sweden.
Media Evolution aims to boost growth and innovation in digital industries and is owned by its members, at present 400 companies and organisations. Together with Wihlborgs, it created Media Evolution City at Dockan in Malmö in 2012.
Now, Wihlborgs and Media Evolution are taking the next joint step in this venture in Gängtappen, which was once the head office of Kockums, and is only a stone’s throw from Media Evolution City.
“Media Evolution has meant a great deal for Dockan’s development. It has created a unique place for innovation and meetings between start-up companies and established businesses. We are therefore very pleased to develop our partnership,” says Anders Jarl, CEO of Wihlborgs Fastigheter.
On the ground floor of Gängtappen, Media Evolution will establish a creative space for meetings and events where it will offer conference rooms, food and service to companies from within and outside the building. On the second floor, it will operate a co-working space where small companies can rent workplaces. The venture is set to start on 1 October 2018.
“Media Evolution, Media Evolution City and The Conference have been a powerful growth engine from the outset. Demand for our services has been strong and is expanding. As part of this close collaboration with Wihlborgs we can now continue to develop our building concept, Media Evolution City, at the same time as we extend the values we are building together with our members. Through this expansion, Media Evolution can further deepen our assignment: to strengthen digital industries and remove obstacles to growth and innovation,” says Magnus Thure Nilsson, CEO of Media Evolution.
Wihlborgs will also develop the space in front of the building.
“It is important to link the outside with the inside so we can create a welcoming environment. We are building wooden terraces with space for Media Evolution’s outdoor cafe and for spontaneous meetings. Moreover, we are planting trees to create a pocket park at the front of the building,” says Anders Jarl.
Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB (publ)
For further information, please contact:
Anders Jarl, CEO, +46 (0)40 690 57 10
Mikael Strand, Regional Director, +46 (0)40 690 57 05
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 of the company’s properties totals SEK 38,6 billion. The annual rental value of the properties is SEK 2.7 billion.
Wihlborgs’ shares are listed on the Large Cap List of Nasdaq Stockholm.