The tallest building in Scandinavia is now being built in Gothenburg. Karlatornet will be 245 meters high and a landmark that will be visible in much of the city. Ola Serneke, CEO and founder of Serneke, is himself the initiator of the project.
In 2004 the work with the project, which covers a land area of approximately 32,000 sqm, began. The area, called Karlastaden, will be a dense and vibrant mixed city and has an estimated turnover of approximately ten billion SEK over the next six to seven years.
"It is of course an honour that we at Serneke have the opportunity to be involved in developing a new unique district in central Gothenburg. We've been working on this for a long time now so it's very satisfying that we're up and running. The whole company feels enormous pride and confidence," says Ola Serneke.
In January 2020, we announced that Oaktree Capital Management will acquire 80 percent of Karlatornet and become a new partner. We remain partner and continue as prime contractor for the construction of the project.
Karlatornet is part of the district Karlastaden, which will consist of a total of eight blocks of housing, offices, trade and service. The intention is to create a well-integrated district that is sustainable in the ecological, economic and social sense and that lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.