The southern gateway to the Uppsala of tomorrow

Seven kilometers to the south of central Uppsala, one of Sweden’s largest urban development projects is getting underway. It all began with the historic “Four Track Agreement” between the Swedish government, the city of Uppsala and Uppsala Region. Two new railway lines will bring Stockholm, Uppsala and Arlanda airport even closer together. Sweden’s government is investing 1.35 billion euros in the project.

Already today, the Uppsala–Stockholm line boasts the highest volume of commuters in Sweden. In connection with the two new railway lines, a new urban hub and train station will be developed in southern Uppsala. 33,000 new homes are to be built in the area, and a new tramline will connect the southern districts with central Uppsala. More, Uppsala Region is planning to build a new regional hospital in the area, and a new juncture will connect to the E4 motorway.

To facilitate development of the urban hub encompassing the new train station, the city of Uppsala has created a Main Development Partnership (MDP). The development comprises 340–550,000 square meters of commercial space. Selected investors will become equity partners alongside Uppsala municipality. The MDP is currently finalizing the details of the investment memorandum and marketing the opportunity to potential investors. The MDP will announce its new partners in 2025. The project is expected to be completed in 2034.

Ten-year timeline 

  • 2023
    City council approves MDP in May 2023. Political majority favors new tramlines. Public dialog initiated. The Swedish Transport Administration conducts public consultation for the railway plans. Railway work is initiated. Decision on real estate plans rendered.
  • 2024
    MDP established.
  • 2025
    Contracts signed with private investors, making them equity partners in the MDP. 
    The MDP subsequently acquires the real estate. 
  • 2026
    Public consultation regarding the zoning plan.
  • 2027
    Planning, marketing, and leasing of the commercial spaces begins.
  • 2029
    Tram to and from the train station is built. Zoning plan approved.
  • 2030
    Construction of the commercial spaces begins.
  • 2034
    Railway project is complete, and the new train station opens. The first buildings are completed, and tenants have moved in.

For more information, please contact:
Tobias Fröberg
Phone: +46 (0)18 727 84 94