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Sustainability and social benefits

Naturally, all of Airport City Stockholm will be certified for sustainability. Since a new city is being built from scratch, we can do things right from the very beginning. We are using all the new knowledge available to design an energy- and resource-efficient airport city with modern infrastructure, green spaces and well-planned mass transit.

Environmentally-friendly property development

An environmentally-friendly way of working is integral to the development of Airport City Stockholm. Environmentally-friendly building materials are used and an ultra-modern system for waste recycling is being implemented. Buildings are situated so they get good daylight exposure – all in order to reduce energy use and make it easy to take environmentally-friendly decisions.

Land is being repurposed as much as possible. For instance, areas used for traffic and industrial operations may become sites for new buildings or new infrastructure. Existing buildings are also being repurposed, which creates a good dynamic for rent levels. Productive agricultural and forest land in the area is managed based on best practices. The area is already characterised by a high level of biodiversity, and new parks and green areas are taking shape in the city centre.

Sustainable travel to and from the new city

The central parts of Airport City Stockholm have a well-planned network of streets with wide pavements for pedestrians together with bike lanes and roadways. With the developed mass transit system, all buildings will be within walking distance of a bus stop. It will be easy for all of the 50,000 people who will work in the city to commute by public transport. Bicycle parking facilities will be located outside buildings and adjacent to bus stops, and there are high ambitions when it comes to expanding bike lanes to and from Airport City Stockholm. To reduce car traffic and parking spaces in the city centre, car parks will be located mainly in underground garages or multi-storey parking structures.

Meticulous city planning

In the city centre, the focus is on service-related operations, and the ground floors of buildings will be dominated by retail outlets, restaurants, other services and office reception areas. A variety of rent levels will create diversity among tenants as well as an exciting range of products and services in Airport City Stockholm.

Meticulous city planning will produce streetscapes and courtyard areas that make it easy for companies to combine an official facade towards the street with their own social sphere in the courtyard area. Key intersections, transport stops and major destinations will be developed into meeting spaces in the form of town squares or parks. Operations that have large space requirements, such as warehouses, will find premises a bit further out in the airport city.

Read more about the different neighbourhoods in Airport City Stockholm here

An airport city surrounded by greenery

A large airport is an asset in many unexpected ways. One consequence of the noise regulations in effect is that the municipality of Sigtuna still has large areas that are guaranteed to be green. The municipality of Sigtuna offers fields, meadows and forests that will never be built on. Not only does the airport offer proximity to the world. It offers proximity to nature.
Because rural land makes up a large proportion of the municipality, food can be produced locally, and people who live here always have access to pristine nature and can look out over undulating fields.
Much of the food served in schools and eldercare facilities in the municipality of Sigtuna is made from local organic products (31 per cent organic food in 2014). Here, Stockholm Arlanda is a contributing factor and not an impediment.