Netherlands-based Grontmij has secured a contract from Peab for the structural design of a €392m shopping mall, the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden.
The contract includes the structural design and the coordination of sub suppliers’ engineering work related to the structure of the shopping mall.
Grontmij Sweden CEO Leif Bertilsson said: "It’s an honour to be involved in this landmark project for Sweden and Stockholm in particular."
"It will be one of the most exciting building projects in Sweden for the next years. Together with our Danish Grontmij colleagues we’ll be glad to contribute. This is a good example of our international capability delivered locally," Bertilsson said.
Grontmij will carry out design work on the shopping mall until the end of 2014 for a fee of over €5m and the mall is expected to open in late 2015.
The building project will have approximately 100,000m² of retail space, and will include a multiplex cinema and 250 shops and restaurants.
"After completion, the Mall of Scandinavia will be the biggest shopping centre in Scandinavia," Grontmij said.
Peab Mall of Scandinavia project manager Claes Ullen said Grontmij ‘demonstrated clear commitment, technical competence and creativity in the contractual framework.’
The Mall of Scandinavia will be part of a larger complex which includes a hotel, office space and accommodation.
Mall of Scandinavia will be well connected to transit facilities like trains, buses, commuter rail, subway and tram as well as have 4,000 parking spaces accessible from every direction with slip roads to both the E4 and E18 highways.
The design of the mall has been created by Wingardh Architects and inspired by the four elements: water, wind, fire and earth, to combine international flair with classic Scandinavian design.
Caption: The Mall of Scandinavia includes a multiplex cinema, 250 shops, restaurants, a hotel, office space and dwellings. Image courtesy of Mall of Scandinavia.