Leading Nordic law firm Roschier takes 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) at AMF Fastigheter’s futuristic mixed-use redevelopment in the Swedish capital
AMF Fastigheter has let over half of the T32 office block to Nordic law firm Roschier, marking the largest commercial letting now secured for the 130,000 sq m (1,400,000 sq ft) city centre regeneration project Urban Escape Stockholm.
Celebrating ten years in Stockholm, Roschier is moving its Swedish base to a new 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) office set out over the top five floors of T32, located at the heart of the leading Swedish property developer and investor’s flagship mixed-use scheme.
Urban Escape Stockholm, which will comprise five buildings, will be built along four streets with two public squares and a unique rooftop garden, 3,450 sq m (37,135 sq ft) of public space connecting three buildings at roof-level. Anchored by two hotels, a conference facility and Epicenter – the pioneering innovation hub for Stockholm’s booming tech community – Urban Escape Stockholm blends retail, office and leisure space with a wider, yet closer network of businesses and people to encourage creativity, collaboration and knowledge-share.
Karolin Forsling, Chief Development Officer at AMF Fastigheter, comments: “As our flagship urban development, this is a strong base for Roschier to continue to grow its operations in Sweden. Urban Escape Stockholm has been designed for the workforce of the future, where the divide between professional and personal lives is blurred and people are encouraged to interact with a dynamic and diverse network. We have curated a space for a business community that thrives on ideas, co-creation and innovation.”
Urban Escape Stockholm is being developed in line with LEED, the world's most widely deployed systems for environmental certification of buildings.
Norwegian hotel operator Petter Stordalen secured the first Urban Escape lease in 2014, to deliver two hotel anchors extending over 30,000 sq m (323,000 sq ft) and taken on a 20-year lease term. Stordalen is set to create two distinct concepts, a business and a luxury boutique brand, providing a total of 540 rooms at Urban Escape.
Following a ground-breaking ceremony in August 2015 that saw the construction launched simultaneously in virtual reality via Minecraft as well as on the ground, Urban Escape Stockholm is now on site and is due to complete in 2019.