The property Kronåsen 1:15 consists of 20 buildings and constitutes the majority of the so-called ITC area at Campus Polacksbacken. After completed projects, the property will have a lettable area of a total of 28,300 square meters and the campus will offer school places for approximately 2,400 students. The area is currently leased to large parts of Uppsala University. Starting in 2021, the university will move its operations to new premises owned by Akademiska Hus.
"We are very happy to have won the municipality's procurement for a lease for a new high school in Uppsala. This means that we can start the project by adapting the area and creating an attractive high school campus and a new primary school," says Jonas Jalkander, project developer at Hemsö.
"We need more school premises in Uppsala. Through the agreement with Hemsö, we get a long-term and good solution. The high school Lundellska now has larger premises in the historic regimental area at the same time as their current premises can be used for other school activities," says Erik Pelling (S), chairman of the municipal board.
The new municipal upper secondary school will have modern teaching facilities for 1,400 students and the project will take place in two stages, the first stage for 800 students will be completed in the summer of 2023 and stage two for 600 students will be completed in the summer of 2024. Hemsö will also take over another project. a redevelopment to create a new primary school, F-3, for 200 students. Already today, Academedia runs two high schools for a total of 800 students in one of the buildings on the property.
"The property is excellent for primary and secondary school activities. We believe that it is more appropriate for a property owner who has this as a focus area to take over. Hemsö has set its sights on long-term ownership with a great interest in contributing to the area's continued development," says Peter Bohman, market area director at Akademiska Hus
The area where the property is located has a long history dating back to the end of the 19th century when it was used by the military. The current buildings were built at the beginning of the 20th century and are marked as a cultural monument.
Hemsö is currently developing school projects which mean that more than 10,000 new primary and secondary school places will be created in Sweden, Finland and Germany. In addition to these, a dozen school projects are planned, which are expected to be launched in 2021 and which will create approximately 6,000 new school places.