Sickla Köpkvarter

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Sickla Köpkvarter is a retail park and shopping district located on a redeveloped industrial estate in Nacka, Sweden. It's wholly owned by Atrium Ljungberg — a real estate company headquartered in the area — and consists of several shopping malls in varying sizes, in addition to office buildings with shops at street level and a civic center housing a museum, art gallery, library and multiplex. In 2013, the shopping center had 2,600 parking spaces, a total of 168 stores with a combined retail floor area of 78,700 m2 (847,000 sq ft) and annual turnover of SEK 3 billion. The biggest stores are ICA, Elgiganten, Willys and Best of Brands, accounting for nearly a quarter of the annual rent payments.[2][3] It's one of the biggest shopping centers in Stockholm in terms of sales.[4][5]

Sickla Köpkvarter
Luftverkstaden Sickla 2014a.jpg
Sickla Köpkvarter, 2014
LocationNacka, Sweden
Coordinates59°18′21.7″N 18°07′32.8″E / 59.306028°N 18.125778°E / 59.306028; 18.125778Coordinates: 59°18′21.7″N 18°07′32.8″E / 59.306028°N 18.125778°E / 59.306028; 18.125778
Opening date1994, 2005[1]
OwnerAtrium Ljungberg
No. of stores and services168
Total retail floor area78,700 m2 (847,000 sq ft)
Parking2,600
Public transit accessSickla Station or Nacka Station, Saltsjöbanan
Websitekopkvarter.sickla.se

HistoryEdit

 
Dieselverkstaden—Old factory turned into civic center

Sickla is an area on the western part of the peninsula Sicklaön, in the municipalities of Nacka and Stockholm. The toponym is said to be derived from Old Swedish, meaning "boggy ground, from which water emerges."[6][7] The area north of lake Sicklasjön, today known as Sickla Köpkvarter, was previously an industrial estate, established in connection with the Saltsjöbanan railway expansion in the early 1890s. Two companies were active in this part of Sickla, and would later merge to form the global industrial group Atlas Copco; with its factories remaining active on site until the late 1980s.[1]

In 1994, Nacka Municipality rezoned the old factory premises and turned the area into a retail park, in cooperation with a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Copco. Real estate company Atrium Ljungberg acquired the property three years later, and began working on reshaping the area into a modern shopping destination. This led to the construction of a new mall, Sickla Galleria, which was inaugurated in 2005. Atrium Ljungberg have continued to develop and manage the area since then, adding more office space and shopping malls.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Boogh, Elisabeth; et al. "Förvandlingen av fyra fabriksområden i Nacka (Rapport 2009:16)" (PDF) (in Swedish). County Administrative Board of Stockholm. p. 69. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Annual report 2013" (PDF). Atrium Ljungberg. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Retail Guide Sweden - Stockholm 2014". Business Sweden. October 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Galleriorna tar över Stockholm" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Köpkvarteret störst i Stockholm" (in Swedish). Nacka Värmdö Posten. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  6. ^ Aspfors, Johan (May 2013). "Byggnader och miljöer av kulturhistoriskt intresse i Planiaområdet" (PDF) (in Swedish). Nacka Municipality. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Svensk etymologisk ordbok" (in Swedish). Projekt Runeberg. 1922. p. 707. Retrieved 18 January 2015.

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