Kungliga Operan AB and Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern AB have signed an agreement with Fabege to move their operations from Gäddviken in Nacka to Flemingsberg. The agreement is the start of the next phase in Fabege’s urban development plans in Flemingsberg.
Fabege will create the theaters’ studios and workshops (containing smithy, carpentry, painting and upholstery), two rehearsal rooms and costume storage in a brand new building of approximately 12,000 sqm that is expected to be ready in 2024. Both Opera and Dramaten have a mandate from the state to nurture and further develop the craft skills in their studios and workshops, a tradition that has been practiced since the 18th century and they look forward to new premises that enable both the preservation but also the development of the centuries-old craft tradition.
– Now the ambitious plans in Flemingsberg are starting to become concrete. The plan program has been out for consultation and our first major lease is now in place. We are of course happy to share the news that the Royal Opera and the Royal Dramatic Theater choose to locate parts of their operations right here, says Stefan Dahlbo, President and CEO of Fabege.
In the vision for Flemingsberg, the city developers want to create a vibrant district with a mix of, among other things, culture, higher education and business. Here are opportunities to reach a new audience and arouse interest in Swedish performing arts.
– Flemingsberg has so much to offer. Here, people from widely differing cultures, the creative, the academic and the business community meet in a regional city center on their way to becoming a city. The fact that Opera and Dramaten are moving parts of their business here is really gratifying and an important piece of the puzzle in creating a district that lives around the clock. Our ambition is to start the detailed plan as soon as possible in 2020, says Malin Danielsson (L), municipal councilor with responsibility for community building issues.
The new building in the Regulator 1 block will be certified according to BREEAM-SE, the agreement is a green lease and the financing will be green, completely in accordance with Fabege’s sustainability goals. Construction is expected to start in 2022.
Further information, see press release.