Swedes build first wooden multi-storey car park16 November 2009
Sweden’s first multi-storey car park to be built entirely from wood has been completed in central Skellefteå.
The glulam car park is part of the new Ekorren district development inaugurated on November 4.
The main contractor for the project was Setra Plusshus, which is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sweden’s largest wood products producer Setra.
An apartment block of 32 flats in the development uses Setra’s Trälyftet building system with glulam from Setra Långshyttan. Galleries of pine heartwood run along the outside of the building, with the first residents expected to move in by January.
The car park uses glulam from Martinson in Bygdsiljum and contains 141 spaces, plus 700m² of office and retail space.
“With the Ekorren district we want to demonstrate our aim to take a clear position in the market for multi-storey buildings made of wood,” said Börje Bengtsson, president and CEO of Setra. “We will continue to develop our offering within wood construction.”
Project architect was Magnus Silfverhielm, architect at AIX Arkitekter.