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In-depth analysis of the Western Node

Published: 23 April 2024

During the spring, the next phase for the Western Node is underway - a part of the construction process known as a feasibility study, aimed at providing clearer parameters for the development of the business premises.

The study aims to establish a detailed target and vision, identify project prerequisites, and encompass an overarching analysis of the project's execution, as well as building-technical conditions and risks.

"We are investigating the suitability of the buildings Vegetum and the old Biotron for refurbishment and potential extension. Additionally, rough placement plans for all activities will be developed in the form of sketch-like volume studies," explains Theodora Mårtensson, SLU's project leader.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed by June 2024, with the task assigned to Fojab Architects. The study will include the following:

  • A detailed target and vision for the use of premises.
  • An analysis of the buildings' suitability for refurbishment and potential extension.
  • A risk and consequence analysis
  • Rough placement of activities
  • Schedule