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Akademiska Hus invests billions in Medicinareberget Campus in Gothenburg

Tuesday, 29 October 2019


Akademiska Hus is investing about SEK 1.8 billion in a new building that will enable the University of Gothenburg to gather large parts of its Faculty of Science operations in a single location. The building will also serve as an important piece of the puzzle in order to continue development at Medicinareberget.

The new building is the first step in the densification of the southern part of Medicinareberget with the aim of creating a cohesive campus with a stronger link between the Faculty of Science and the medical education and research conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy. In addition to the new construction project of 32,000 m2, Akademiska Hus is also investing in renovation of approximately 2,000 m2 of the existing Medicinarelängan facility. In all, the initiative enables about 3,000 students and 500–600 employees in the departments of biology and environmental science, chemistry and molecular biology, marine sciences and the Faculty of Science administrative offices to leave their current premises and for the first time be gathered in a single location.

“Creating physical proximity between the sciences and medical education and research enables us to further strengthen the field of life science. Interdisciplinary environments promote exciting research collaborations. I look forward to seeing the new building at Medicinareberget in a few years,” says Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg.


The new construction project will consist of two buildings on seven floors on either side of an area that includes features such as an atrium and meeting rooms. The building will mainly contain advanced laboratory environments, as well as classrooms and offices. The premises will also have a flexible design so that they will be able to be modified based on the future needs of the university. 

“Together with the University of Gothenburg, we want to enhance the attractiveness of Medicinareberget and create an inspirational environment for meetings, where education, research and collaboration in the life sciences are strengthened and developed,” says Åsa Henninge, Market Area Director at Akademiska Hus.

The new construction and renovation project is planned to start in December 2019 and will be completed in the spring of 2023.

“The sciences at the University of Gothenburg will be strengthened by gathering large portions of its activities in a single location. We will gain greater visibility and better opportunities for collaboration, sharing premises and advanced equipment for both research and education. Proximity to our colleagues at Sahlgrenska Academy is a factor for success that improves our prospects to jointly address the challenges of the future faced by both humans and the environment. We want Gothenburg to be the obvious choice for undergraduate and graduate students of the future,” says Göran Hilmersson, dean of the Faculty of Science.