Kiruna's new landmark is emerging
In central Kiruna, Skanska is developing and building a new hotel. When the hotel is completed in 2021, it will be sold to LKAB and operated by Scandic Hotels.
In 2013, the municipality of Kiruna opened a land design competition for several of the buildings that would become part of Kiruna's new center. Skanska won the tender for a new hotel. Early in the process, a collaboration with Scandic was initiated.
A parking garage was added
In 2018, the project grew to include a parking garage with space for 172 cars. The parking garage will be owned by the municipality.
The construction started in April 2019. We started immediately with ground and foundation work for both the hotel and the parking garage. Since the hotel and the parking garage are attached, the works were carried out jointly for both properties. We have also started casting of concrete slab and mounting of prefabrication.
Attractive and central location
The hotel has a very attractive and central location, right next to the town hall by the main square in the new Kiruna center. The property will be thirteen floors high and 14,000 square meters. The hotel will have 231 rooms, a restaurant, conference rooms, a gym, a relaxation area and a sky bar.
The hotel offers a high level of accessibility for all guests. At least ten percent of the hotel rooms will be accessible to guests with a handicap, which is higher than the building norm.
More efficient work with prefabricated products
Large parts of the property are prefabricated, which allow us to work efficiently. In total, 1,500 prefabricated parts are used for the framework. We use bathroom modules, which means we do not have to install the bathrooms on site. The bright concrete facade is also prefabricated.
The hotel's south-western part is a tower with thirteen floors. The building is 45 meters high. The upper part of the tower has panoramic windows facing west. The roof on the tower has the same color as the facade.
A new landmark
The hotel will be a new landmark and a meeting place in the new Kiruna. The entrance floor will be open and inviting. Along the facade is a screened roof that creates protected zones for the pedestrians in the city.
The goal - certified according to LEED
We focus on sustainability through the whole project. The goal is for the hotel to be certified according to LEED. This means, among other things, that we create a property with low consumption of fresh water, and with a well-insulated and well-thought-out design that optimizes and ensures that the hotel has a low energy consumption.
Staff from other parts of the country
The work takes place far up in the north of Sweden, in a city where Skanska has not previously been present. This means that we had to staff the project from Stockholm, Umeå and Luleå.
The hotel and the parking garage are expected to be completed by the end of the year 2021.