Ports of Stockholm inaugurates new pier and passenger terminal
Ports of Stockholm has expanded Stockholm by 85,000 square metres, and built a new pier and passenger terminal. The new Port of Värtahamnen and Värta Terminal were officially inaugurated, the company said in its press release.
Värtahamnen has been under reconstruction since 2013. The rebuilding is part of the development of a completely new city district in Stockholm, the Stockholm Royal Seaport. Ports of Stockholm has built a new pier and passenger terminal, which the ferry operations at Värtahamnen have now moved to.
The concentration of port operations to the pier has freed-up 85 000 square meters of land for urban development, making space for 12 000 new homes and 35 000 workplaces. At the same time a new landmark has been created in Stockholm. The Värta Terminal, which has been designed by architect firm C.F. Møller, is a light, expansive and pleasant space for both ferry passengers and the general public.
It has taken three years to build the new Värtahamnen port. The work has been carried out while the port continued to operate and has had high work environment and environmental targets. There are only a few tasks remaining in the harbour basin before the entire project is completed at the turn of the year 2016/2017.
With direct connections to the Norra länken motorway, the traffic infrastructure to and from Värtahamnen is well served and the new Värta Terminal will be an integrated part of the construction of the Royal Stockholm Seaport.