New Slussen Stockholm

Stockholm is growing fast. The climate is changing. New Slussen will meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

A solution for the future 

The central waterfront area, Slussen, is – and will continue to be – an important traffic hub in Stockholm. Nevertheless, it will transform from a traffic junction into a meeting point. After years of usage, the obsolete structure now has to be demolished and then rebuilt into a new and dynamic social meeting point with access to a variety of recreational activities. Likewise, more space will be created for public transport as well as pedestrians and cyclists. 

Importantly, New Slussen will also be adapted to the changing climate. It will eliminate the high risk of flooding currently threatening Stockholm, as well as allowing for an increase in sea level caused by future climate change. This will ensure access to drinking water and protect vulnerable areas and other important buildings and infrastructure. 

According to the City of Stockholm, the three benefits of New Slussen are:

  • Safe drinking water
  • New places to meet
  • More space for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport

Christian Lindmark

Senior Project Manager
+46 0705-20 10 16

Recycling construction and demolition waste

As the current Slussen is demolished and reconstructed from scratch, large amounts of construction and demolition waste is generated. This is where Orbicon assists turnkey contractor Skanska and the City of Stockholm. 

For this project, it is our most important task to create smart and sustainable solutions for soil management. It is primarily necessary to reuse rock and soil masses within the project, then reuse the masses externally, and ultimately dispose them responsibly. Therefore, Orbicon has developed a coherent strategy and action plan for how all masses will be tested and classified based on management of surplus masses and reuse. 

The new structure is expected to be finished by 2025 with new buildings in the area being completed some years after.

The aim of the project is to turn Slussen into one of Stockholm's most attractive meeting spots with cultural events, entertainment venues, parks, restaurants and cafes.

Project
Client
The City of Stockholm
Location
Stockholm
Size
60.000 m2
Year
2016-2021
Team
Turnkey contractor
Skanska
Contractor
Arkil
Competencies
Sampling
of rock and soil masses
Management
of surplus masses and reuse
Project
management and consultancy