Revision of campus plan Alnarp

Last changed: 08 April 2024

From spring 2024 to March 2025, a project is underway to update the Alnarp Campus Plan. The revised campus plan aims to create a structure based on the needs of the operations, ensuring expansion areas for both buildings and outdoor environments, including research infrastructure while preserving natural and cultural environments. The project is carried out in collaboration with Akademiska hus and is managed by a joint project management.

The current plan - Campus Plan Alnarp 2019-2030 - is still relevant in many aspects but needs updating because the conditions have changed in several ways:

  • The train station in Alnarp has been decided, thus giving Alnarp a new entrance and new movement patterns in the area.
  • SLU and Akademiska hus have sold land to Lomma municipality to create the opportunity to build housing on the municipality's land north of Vegetum. Within the framework of this work, opportunities and limitations concerning Alnarp's development have been clarified.
  • The operations in Alnarp will be consolidated into three nodes. In addition to Alnarpsgården (the Eastern node) and Vegetum (the Western node), the castle has been identified as a third node.
  • The growth forecasts from 2018 have not materialised. The perspective on how to best meet local needs has also changed with a greater focus on sustainable use of space and a more restrictive view on construction.

Purpose and goals

The purpose of the campus plan is to develop the framework for the long-term sustainable development of the physical environment at Campus Alnarp. An updated campus plan serves as an important basis for future dialogue with the local authority regarding changes to the master plan and potential planning.

The goals:

  1. Clarify SLU's long-term needs for physical environments, both indoor and outdoor, at Campus Alnarp.
  2. Establish a vision and goals for campus development to create an attractive environment for research, education, and collaboration.
  3. Develop a structural plan and strategies for the development of the physical environment, including expansion areas, green spaces, pathways and connections, mobility, etc.
  4. Ensure broad support for the campus plan.

Process and schedule

The campus plan is scheduled to commence in March 2024 and be ready for consultation by January 2025. The work will follow Akademiska hus method for campus development - with the following consecutive steps and preliminary timelines.

1. Initiation: February - April 2024

The project's prerequisites are clarified, and decisions are made regarding goals, scope, organization, schedule, deliverables, and budget. The overarching framework and mandates are established for the upcoming work. Fundamental issues are addressed, including stakeholder mapping.

The aim is to establish the framework for the campus plan, finalize these decisions, and prepare for project implementation. Consultants and other support are procured.

The project begins with informational meetings with various stakeholder groups:

  • Heads of Departments group, meeting on 17th April
  • Lomma Municipality, at a leadership workshop on 20th May (SLU, AH, LK)
  • Other relevant parties (e.g., support staff, students, property owners, etc.), separate meetings in April-May

2. Analysis: May-October 2024

The analysis will outline the prerequisites, opportunities, and limitations. Initially conducted within the project group, then through thematic meetings reviewing the current situation, prospects, and external factors.

3. Development of Vision and Goals: October-November 2024

The vision describes the direction, and the goals define what the campus development aims to achieve to approach the vision. The work should start from SLU as a whole, with the latest vision developed for Ultuna. Alnarp has unique conditions that the vision and goals should be tailored to. The steering group discusses the vision's direction based on previous plans. A draft vision and goals are developed by the steering group in a workshop. The vision and goals are then refined by the reference group. The vision and goals are subsequently finalized through decision-making by the steering group.

4. Design including compilation: November-December 2024

Alternatives/ideas on how the desired outcome could be achieved are generated.

The project group, along with the reference group, assesses which alternatives are relevant. Based on selected alternatives and established prerequisites, a structural plan with accompanying strategies is developed. The steering group approves the structural plan with accompanying strategies.

The aim is to produce one structural plan with accompanying strategies to provide support and guidance for development.

Land use, expansion areas, experimental cultivation, and student housing

Identify and prioritize suitable locations for:

  • Green spaces and areas (including green structures and qualities)
  • Buildings for future expansion opportunities for operations.
  • Experimental and demonstration cultivation (in addition to existing ones)
  • Temporary buildings and service facilities

Questions to consider:

  • Where can student housing be located? Existing buildings, new construction
  • Can space be allocated for private housing?
  • Is there suitable space for a nursery, dog daycare, etc.?

Pathways and connections, mobility, etc

Develop principles and strategies for:

  • Docking, loading, and entrances
  • Streets and roads for pedestrian, bicycle, and/or vehicular traffic
  • Pathways, connections, and relationships
  • Public transportation connections and stops
  • Parking for bicycles and cars

Strategies and structural plans are documented in working documents. The working document evolves into a consultation version.


5. Consultation: January-February 2025

Consultation occurs through both active participation (thematic meetings) and consultation drafts:

  • Distribution of a report form to stakeholders
  • Exhibition of consultation version + presentations in various forums.

Feedback is systematically received and all proposed changes are considered. Changes are communicated back to stakeholders.

6. Decision: March 2025

The campus plan is approved by the steering group and signed by the vice-chancellor of SLU and the property area manager of Akademiska hus.


Theme meetings during the analysis phase

During the analysis phase, a number of theme meetings will be conducted, which will review the current situation, prospects, and external factors based on each theme. The theme meetings (preliminarily three) are planned to build upon previously conducted processes and include an element of inspiration. The results from the meetings will be analysed, consolidated, and synthesized into a comprehensive overview.

Preliminary structure and content for theme meetings:

1. SLU theme meeting (SLU-wide)

  • Research and education. What are the requirements and needs within the operations?
  • Learning environments. How will learning happen in the future? (a broader discussion involving all faculties? - to be discussed at a steering group meeting)
  • The library (Note that there are decisions regarding the library's location)
  • Experimental and demonstration cultivations.

2. Campus theme meeting

  • Land use
  • Mobility and geographical connections (traffic and logistics)
  • Sustainable land use
  • Cultural environment

3. Theme meeting for an attractive and sustainable alnarp

  • Student life and student unions. What is needed for an attractive student life? What do the future student union activities look like?
  • Green Innovation Park
  • Student housing. How many student accommodations are needed? What type? Where are the conditions suitable for placing student accommodations?
  • Collaboration with the industry.
  • Commerce and services. What are the needs? How could they be met?

Project organisation

Steering Group

The steering group is responsible for deciding on the project's framework, allocating resources, and supporting the project management in its implementation. The steering group also continuously decides on the project's delivery and direction and finalizes the outcomes. The starting point is that the steering group should decide by consensus.


  • Mia Knutson Wedel, vice-chancellor (Chair)
  • Martin Melkersson, chief operating officer
  • Christina Lunner Kolstrup, dean LTV
  • Göran Ericsson, dean S
  • Thorleif Härd, dean NJ (deputy)
  • Rauni Niskanen, dean VH (deputy)
  • Peter Thorén, head of property
  • Anna Lidvall Gräll, project manager

Akademiska hus

  • Christian Jönsson, business area manager
  • Frida Melin, property manager
  • Frida Munktell, strategic real estate developer

Student Representative

  • Elliot Eriksson, SLUSS

Project management

The project management is responsible for the project's implementation and for what is presented to the steering group.

  • Project leader: Frida Munktell, Akademiska hus
  • Deputy project leader: Sara Kyrö Wissler, SLU
  • Project manager: Anna Lidvall Gräll, SLU

Project team (Operational)

The project team members are responsible for delivering within their respective areas of responsibility based on the project management's instructions.

  • Frida Munktell, project leader (AH)
  • Sara Kyrö Wissler, deputy project leader (SLU)
  • Appointed by the dean, S-faculty
  • Appointed by the dean, LTV-faculty
  • Annika Billstam, strategic property developer (AH)
  • Architect, to be announced later
  • Roger Jönsson, planning manager, Lomma Municipality
  • Student representative, ASK/LMK, to be announced later

Reference group

The reference group members are continuously invited to provide feedback on the work. Reference group meetings are scheduled before steering group meetings.

  • Karl Lövrie, LTV-faculty
  • Dennis Andreasson, PhD Student
  • Aakesh Chawade, LTV-faculty
  • Elias Andersson, S-faculty
  • Håkan Sandgren, head of faculty administration
  • Alexandra Nikolic, LTV-faculty
  • Lisette Bengtsson, real estate manager, Akademiska Hus
  • Student representative, ASK, to be announced later
  • Student representative, LMK, to be announced later


Sara Kyrö Wissler, Project leader
Phone: 0703-32 17 26