Stockholm Royal Seaport

Stockholm Royal Seaport is the largest urban development area in Sweden, with plans for at least 12,000 new homes and 35,000 workplaces.

Facts and figures

Explore Stockholm Royal Seaport in two minutes

Staffan Lorentz, Head of Development, talks about Stockholm Royal Seaport to the UN Environment Program, UNEP, in May 2022. A two-minute film that gives an informative introduction to the work and the area.

Un Environmental Programme (external link)


Aerial view over of Stockholm Royal Seaport, between the Royal National City Park and Gasverket. Photo: Jansin & Hammarling
Båthusparken in phase Brofästet is one of four new parks that have been created. Photo: Kasper Dudzic
The space between Jaktgatan and Lövängsgatan is a good example of how we work with multi-functional green structures.
To reduce environmental impact, the area’s transport hierarchy prioritises walking and cycling, followed by public transport.
To date 26,400m² green roofs and 47,300m² green courtyards have been built. Photo: Jansin & Hammarling
The new elementary school, Bobergsskolan, the sports hall - Hjorthagshallen and the pre-school Anna are signs that parts of the Gasverket area now are open to the public.
Daily life in Hjorthagsparken. Photo: Jansin & Hammarling
The Mass Consolidation Centre (MCC) in Frihamnen streamline bulk materials management with on-site sorting and remediation. In 2019, the MCC helped reduce the number of heavy truck journeys made to external handling facilities by 1,400.
Through intelligent design, blue and green structures can fulfil multiple functions, contribute to synergy effects, and provide ecosystem services. The local climate is improved, and the effects of coming climate change reduced; meanwhile biodiversity increases, and dispersal zones strengthened, making the city more resilient to future challenges.
Vegetation in Sonfjället, phase Norra 2. Photo: Jansin & Hammarling

Sustainable Development

In 2009, the Stockholm City Council decided that Stockholm Royal Seaport would be designated an area with an environmental profile with the mandate to determine what is possible in the current situation and push the boundaries where possible, to become a model of sustainable urban development.

On our external website you can follow our sustainability journey closely. You can see how the requirements are being met, and the various innovation projects are explained in more detail.

Stockholmroyalseaport2030 (external link)


Sofia Billersjö, Land Environment Specialist, Fredrik Bergman, Implementation Manager and Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist at Stockholm City Development Administration explain the process of remediating land, sorting the contaminated soil and rocks in Ropsten and why the green and blue structures in the public spaces play an important role. Andreas Huss, architect and resident, shares his experience living in the area.

Stockholm Coal Wharf - A transformation towards a green and decarbonized built environment, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (external link)

A hub of innovation

Stockholm Royal Seaport is a testbed where new ideas, methods, and approaches are developed and tested to inspire other cities and municipalities, researchers, companies, and organisations to think in new ways. Here we present several innovation projects ongoing and terminated.

Read about some of our ongoing research and innovation projects.

Examples of awards

Winner of the Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize. The area received the 2019 Swedish Landscape Architecture Prize, partly in thanks to the project creating space for vegetation which provides both a sensory experience, and also a buffer against climate change. According to the jury, the space between Jaktgatan and Lövängsgatan is a great example of how dense, green cities can look in practice.

Prize for best sustainable urban development. In competition with other urban development projects around the world, Stockholm and Stockholm Royal Seaport received an award for best sustainable urban development project in the category Sustainable Communities. The award was presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network connecting more than 80 of the world’s megacities. The award is proof that Stockholm is an international leader in sustainable urban development.

Media and brochures

In our media bank you will find photos of the project.

Mediabank, exploateringskontoret, Norra Djurgårdsstaden (external link)

At the site Information folders, you find sustainability reports, policies etc. 

Information folders


We answer questions 9-16

Martin Ottosson

Communication and Press Officer

Answers questions from the press and other media