On June 15th, Roger Mogert, City Planning & Culture Officer for Stockholm and Mark Takeuchi, Managing Director at Pembroke Real Estate, inaugurated the new public square of Smålandstorget. The square is a vital part of Project Access’ vision to restore forgotten passages, creating more areas in Stockholm where people can meet and increase greenery and street-level lighting in the city centre.
Following the inauguration, Roger Mogert said:
“Stockholm needs more vibrant spaces and places where people can meet. Smålandstorget, located at the cross section between Smålandsgatan and Norrlandsgatan, ties the city center together and restores passages that have been hidden and forgotten. It is a great example of urban regeneration and aligns with our recently developed Programme for the City 2017. It is important that we create positive and vibrant spaces that feel both interesting and safe, around the clock.”
Also Daniel Helldén, City Traffic Officer for Stockholm, visited the square and shared his vision for the City of Stockholm that will enhance access for cyclists and pedestrians:
“With the opening of Smålandstorget, Stockholm has now got a new public space designed for people, not cars. Smålandstorget aligns with our newly developed “Trafik-och Gatumiljöplan” for the City. It is important that we continue to increase the accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.”
Pembroke aim to create a vibrant, accessible square with interesting activities and exhibitions for Stockholmers. Make sure to visit our website regularly for the latest updates on what´s going on in Smålandstorget!