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Next step in campus relocation

Anders Söderholm, President of KTH, at KTH campus.
Anders Söderholm, has decided on the programme directive that will guide the continued work on the relocation of activities at KTH's campus.
Published Feb 07, 2024

"We are now going from words to action and taking the next step in the relocation of KTH's campus.
These are the words of Anders Söderholm, President of KTH, following his approval and decision on the programme directive that provides the framework for the continued work on the campus relocations.

In accordance with the University Board's decision in November to concentrate KTH's activities on three campuses, the programme includes the following:

- Relocation of KTH's activities from Södertälje to KTH Campus.

- Relocation of KTH's operations from Kista, with the exception of the Electrum Laboratory, to KTH Campus.

- Relocation of KTH's base year from Södertälje to Campus Flemingsberg.

- Renewed collaboration in Kista

- Renewed collaboration in Södertälje

Many parts involved

The directive also includes an economic analysis, a timetable and how the work on the moves will be organised and who will do what in the form of a programme group that includes a number of functions and people.

"Of course, we are working as broadly as possible since the relocation involves many of KTH's parts, which also link to each other, but as I said, the Electrumlab is not included in this, but is handled in a separate order," says Anders Söderholm.

The overall cost analysis shows, among other things, that based on the expiry of existing leases, savings of SEK 58 million per year in 2024 prices are estimated.

But the cost of moving to other premises is more difficult to calculate as it depends on the type of activity to be relocated and what the needs are. However, it is clear that all staff who move will be accommodated on the KTH Campus based on minor adjustments to the premises.

According to the timetable, the work in its entirety will continue until the end of December 2027. The move from Södertälje will be completed by the end of August 2025 and the move from Kista one year later - by the end of August 2026. The relocation of basic year programmes to Flemingsberg will be completed by the end of August 2025 and the work on developing renewed collaboration with partners in the outside world will be in place by the end of December 2026.

"We are finally moving forward and now have the chance to review and develop our campus environments and the KTH we want to build for the future," says Anders Söderholm.

Programme directive for campus relocation

A programme directive is a steering document that describes what to do, who will do it and when and why, as well as the project organisation, roles and the groups' assignments and functions.

The programme directive - Relocation of operations at KTH's campus - can be downloaded (in Swedish) in its entirety as well as more information on how the work has been conducted so far and Q&A at  
The programme directive, timetable, financial analysis and project plans for the various projects will be presented to KTH's University Board on 20 February.

The group leading the work

The work is led by a group consisting of Mikael Lindström, programme manager, Helene Rune, programme coordinator, Anna Jerbrant, project manager for the campus relocation from Södertälje, Gunnar Malm, project manager for the campus relocation from Kista, Sebastiaan Meijer, project manager for the campus relocation of the technical foundation year, as well as representatives from the student union THS, the property department, the finance office, the education office and the communications department.

In addition, a special group has been appointed, led by Mikael Lindström, to work on renewing collaborations in Kista and Södertälje. Annica Stensson Trigell with a focus on Södertälje; Scania, Rebecca Hollertz - focus Södertälje, Mikael Skoglund - focus Kista; Ericsson, Johan Blaus - focus Kista, Mikael Lindström - focus Södertälje municipality and the City of Stockholm.

Text: Jill Klackenberg

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Last changed: Feb 07, 2024