The new building will begin densification of the southern part of the Mount of Medicines with the aim of creating a cohesive campus with stronger links between the Faculty of Science and medical education and research at the Sahlgrenska Academy. In addition to the new construction of 32,000 square meters, Akademiska Hus's investment also includes a reconstruction of approximately 2,000 square meters of the existing Medicinarelängan. In total, the initiative enables about 3000 students and 500-600 employees in the departments of biology and environmental science, chemistry and molecular biology, marine sciences and the Faculty of Science to leave their current premises and for the first time gather in a common place.
"By creating a physical closeness between science and medical education and research, we further strengthen the area of life science. Interdisciplinary environments enable exciting research collaborations. I look forward to seeing the new building on Medicinareberget in a few years," says Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg.
The new construction will consist of two house bodies in seven floors and an intermediate part which, among other things, contains atrium and meeting rooms. The building will mainly contain advanced lab environments but also teaching rooms and offices. The premises are also given a flexible design so that they can be changed according to the future needs of the university.
"Together with the University of Gothenburg, we want to increase the attractiveness of the Medicinareberget and create an inspiring environment for meetings, where education, research and collaboration in life science are strengthened and developed," says Åsa Henninge, Market Area Director at Akademiska Hus.
The new and redevelopment is planned to start in December 2019 and be completed in the spring of 2023.
"The Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg is strengthened by co-locating large parts of the department. We gain greater visibility and better opportunities to collaborate and collaborate on premises and advanced equipment in both research and education. Proximity to our colleagues at the Sahlgrenska Academy is a success factor that gives us better conditions to together solve future challenges for people and the environment. We want Gothenburg to be an obvious choice for students and researchers of the future," says Göran Hilmersson, Dean of the Faculty of Science.