ÅF expands in new Green Building in Gothenburg
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ÅF has signed a 10-year tenancy agreement with Skanska for 7,500 square metres of premises in a new "green building" on Grafiska Vägen in Gothenburg, Sweden.
ÅF plans to double the size of its operations in Gothenburg by 2015. This new "ÅF House" not only provides the office space necessary to accommodate this expansion, but also reflects ÅF's high environmental standards. At present, ÅF employs approximately 450 technical consultants in Gothenburg.
The building will have a total floor space of approximately 14,000 square metres and will be developed in close liaison with Skanska. ÅF's own consultants will lead the project engineering work for the building's technical installations for energy efficiency, HVAC and sanitation, electricity, lighting and acoustics.
The building will be specially designed and constructed to project a positive environmental image. This includes certification conforming to the highest level of the internationally recognised environmental building system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Green Building criteria.
The property is expected to be ready for occupancy in January 2014.
ÅF and Skanska engaged in similar collaboration to develop ÅF's new headquarters in Stockholm (inaugurated in 2008). ÅF House in Stockholm was the first certified Green Building in Sweden.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience.
We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today the ÅF Group has more than 4,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.