Modern office property with environmental focus
Skanska was commissioned to construct a new head office for Länsförsäkringar in Kalmar County. The office property was to be a high-quality environmental building and the goal was for the building to achieve top-level LEED Platinum certification, as well as GreenBuilding certification.
The Mästaren block was the first LEED project to be built by Skanska on behalf of an external customer. A reduced local environmental impact, lower energy consumption and an improved working environment for Länsförsäkringar’s employees were some of the positive effects generated by the new head office.
The project site was located in the Kvarnholmen district in central Kalmar, which means that our workspace was extremely limited. Accordingly, whenever feasible, we applied the “just in time” planning method, which entailed that materials were not stored on site.
The Kvarnholmen district is made up of older buildings from the late 1600s and early 1700s.
“The neighboring buildings are so old that the foundation was in very poor condition. We thus started with extensive foundation reinforcements and then began piling work,” explains Johan Nielsen, Project Manager at Skanska.
The office property was scheduled for completion and ready for occupation in December 2010. With floor space of 6,000 square meters, the property includes a total of some 100 workplaces, two stores and 37 parking spaces on basement level.