Albano park and entrance building, view to the west. Photo: City Planning Administration
Albano park and entrance building, view to the west. Photo: City Planning Administration
 


“The need for the new campus is large and urgent,” says Kåre Bremer. “We now look forward to an adopted plan before the end of the year. With the shortage of housing in Stockholm, it is good that Albano will include housing for visiting researchers and students.” 

The plan for Albano comprises 100,000 square meters of university facilities and 50,000 square meters of housing (about 1,000 apartments).

After yesterday’s decision by the City Planning Committee, the project proceeds to the final step in the planning process - a decision in the City Council. This is scheduled for 17 December. When the City Council adopts the plan, it can be appealed. If that is the case, the planned start of construction is in 2014, with first occupation expected in 2017.

Representatives of the Alliance parties and the Social Democrats in the City Planning Committee also submitted a separate pronouncement to the decision:

“The student housing issue is top priority and the future student apartments in Albano constitute an important addition. It is good that studies on supplementary buildings in nearby areas have been made and we look forward to initiating local planning work for an additional 500 student residences in nearby Kräftriket. "