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Axis given formal approval for new office building in Lund

Axis given formal approval for new office building in Lund

LUND, Sweden—Axis Communications, a manufacturer of network cameras for the physical security and video surveillance industries, announced that Lund Municipality has granted the company a building permit for its new office and logistics building.

"This means that we can move on to the next step in the process and procure a builder," said Parisa Kaslani, project manager at Axis Communications.

Axis CommunicationsThe new office, to be located at the Lund Brunnshög site, will be a seven-story, 27,500-square-meter space designed to house a ground floor logistics center, with office space for approximately 550 Axis employees across the floors above. The new building will stand within sight of the Axis flagship office, Gränden.

The office, to be named Opera, was designed by the architecture firm Jais Landén Krantz Arkitekter, which was responsible for the interior design of the Gränden building.

Architects Lotta Landén and Jakob Peetre said of the vision for the new building that “Axis Opera will be a high-quality companion to its elder sibling, cost efficient and with high ambitions for social and environmental durability, that will serve as an inspiring daily workplace and as such reflect the company’s forward-looking aspirations.”

The building will match the ambitions set by Axis for greater sustainability and environmental care and has been certified as Miljöbyggnad Silver, with ambition Gold for energy. The high requirements needed to obtain such a certification mean the building complies well above the standard recommendations.

To achieve this, the building will feature 2,400 square meters of solar panels across the exterior, with green courtyard spaces, where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation. Several rooftop terraces and internal and external bicycle parking. It will also include a gym and a restaurant. Its location with proximity to both bus and tram, also provides good public transport links for Lund, Malmö and neighboring municipalities.

“To ensure a qualitative and functional end product that satisfies the end business. It was imperative to work closely with a number of different departments and stakeholders throughout the various design stages. It is an important part of the feasibility study, that they are listened to and have their needs and wants heard and considered,” Kaslani explained. “The concept of the Gränden building drove the creation of Opera’s well-being design. It's an approach that seeks to create engaging connections between people and the natural world. Humans are living things after all, and we need our workplace to be alive too.”

The ambitious new project shows the continuing investment of Axis in its employees and their welfare through creating attractive, functional, and sustainable workspaces. It also ensures a continuing cooperation with Lund Municipality.

“We are very happy to be able to develop this new space in Lund. This new office and logistics center is a statement of the continuing long-term growth of Axis and investment in employee health and well-being,” noted Linn Ahlström, Axis director of real estate and facilities.

The construction is due to begin in Q1 of 2023.



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