Hagastaden is one of Stockholm’s largest urban development areas with 6,000 new homes and 50,000 workplaces.
hectares, an area three times Gamla stan.
of these, nearly 3 000 are in Stockholm.
of which 23,000 are new. 14,000 of these are located in Stockholm.
Life science50 %
of the region's life science companies are within a seven kilometre radius of Hagastaden.
Facts and figures
Hagastaden - an introduction
Hagastaden is one of Stockholm's largest and most important urban development projects. By 2030, the area of Norra Station between the city of Stockholm and Solna, will be built and developed into an entirely new neighbourhood with a mixture of apartments, workplaces, cultural attractions, green areas, world-leading research and highly specialized medical care.
The City of Stockholm singled out the area as an urban development project in the early 2000s. At the same time, the medical university, Karolinska Institutet, was developing an idea that involved creating a center for bio scientific research in an attractive environment. This prompted the cities of Stockholm and Solna to jointly invest in a new area – Hagastaden. It is being integrated with the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, a completely new university hospital which opened 2016 to meet future demands for medical care and research.
By placing segments of the European highway E4/E20 and the Värtabanan railway in tunnels, the landscape can be developed and thus transformed into a vibrant area that will serve as home and workplace to thousands of people. Just over 3000 apartments are being built on the Stockholm side, and there will be around 14 000 new workplaces as well as central area with restaurants and cafés.
Stockholm needs to grow and Hagastaden is an important aspect of the city's implementation of Vision 2030, including fundamental ideas for an innovative versatile and growing region. Stockholm will also serve as the hub in an accessible and secure region without social and physical barriers.
About the area
The area of Norra Station is where the neighbourhood Vasastaden ends and where the cities of Stockholm and Solna meet. The municipal boarder is located just north of the customs buildings from 1733 in Norrtull. They will gain new importance as the symbolic entryway into Hagastaden.
Today, the Värtabanan railway and the European highway E4/E20 pass through the industrial area of Norra Station. Värtabanan has transported goods from the port of Värtahamnen since 1882. By placing segments of the railway and highway in tunnels, the landscape on top of the tunnel roofs can be transformed into a vibrant area of new homes and workplaces.
The area is also connected to one of Sweden's most visited recreational areas, the Haga Park (Hagaparken), a part of the Royal National City Park, hosting both popular attractions and world class knowledge institutions. The area is protected by a unique legislation that strictly regulates all its new developments.
Short facts and figures
Construction period: 2010–2030
Area: 96 hectare (approximately three times the size of the old town)
*The number of apartments and workplaces refer to the whole area, including Solna.
Estimated time plan
agastaden will emerge in stages according to three detailed development-plan areas. The first plan stretches from one block west of the Solna bridge eastward to Norrtull, and will be under construction until 2030. The two remaining detailed development-plan areas will be drafted at a later time.
The planning of the second detailed development plan area will start within the coming years. The actual realisation of the plan can start no earlier than 2022 when the plan has been approved by the City council.
The planning of the third detailed development plan area will also start within the coming years. The earliest realisation of the plan is estimated to 2024.
Construction time: 2010–2030
Provisional operation starts for Värtabanan railway. Temporary section for a segment of E4/E20 opened at the end of the year. Start of construction on a temporary bridge in Solna. Temporary section for a segment of Norra Stationsgatan operational.
Start of construction to enclose E4/E20 in tunnels. A temporary bridge in Solna will be operational. The Old bridge is being torn down to enable E4/E20 and the Värtabanan railway track to be enclosed in tunnels. Start of construction on a new permanent bridge and commercial area.
New bridge in Solna operational and temporary bridge torn down.
Start of construction on the residential neighbourhood north of Norra Stationsgatan.
Start of construction to enclose the railway in tunnels.
Railway tunnel operational. Värtabanan railway's temporary tracks removed.
Development start for Hagastadens community park.
Actors in Hagastaden
Who is responsible for what?
The City of Stockholm is responsible for planning and implementing Stockholm's portion of the project.
The City of Solna has, together with the City of Stockholm, produced a detailed layout plan for the common area.
The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is responsible for managing the national roads and the railway, now running in tunnels through Hagastaden.
SSCI, Stockholm Science City Foundation, is working to establish Hagastaden as a world-leading life science area.
New Karolinska Solna University Hospital
A new university hospital is being built in Solna to meet future demands for medical care and research.
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna
Akademiska hus is developing Campus Solna with a third building within Karolinska Institutet Science Park, known as Folkhälsohuset, as well as a large assembly hall.
Locum is responsible for hospital property east of the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital and for developing the hospital area after 2017.
Karolinska Institutet a leading medical university, is expanding. One of the world's largest laboratories will be completed in 2016, and a new assembly hall is under construction.
Hagastaden – a Science City for Life and Health
In and around Hagastaden there is a great concentration of research and enterprise in the life sciences, a collective term for the branches of science aimed at improving health and well-being. Here, world-leading education and research are conducted at Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Karolinska University Hospital.Gå till "Hagastaden – a Science City for Life and Health"