Intea has signed a 25-year lease agreement with the Swedish Prison and Probation Service for a new custody centre in Kristianstad, southern Sweden. In addition, a 15-year lease has been signed for new probation premises and the national transport service. The total lettable area amounts to 15,300 sqm.

The new custody centre will be part of the new justice centre being developed in Kristianstad. The building will be constructed right next to the premises of the Swedish Police Authority and the Prosecution Authority. The custody centre will take up approximately 13,700 sqm of the 15,300 sqm of space, with the rest being used by the probation and transport services. The total rental value amounts to SEK 54.5 million and both leases are conditional on government approval.

Work on a new zoning plan has been ongoing since 2018. Construction is expected to take just over two years and the preliminary occupancy date is set for mid-2024.

"There’s a great need for new premises for custody facilities throughout Sweden. The new custody centre in Kristianstad will significantly increase the number of custody places. So we’re really pleased to be starting this project," says Richard Boström, Head of Kristianstad Prison and Probation Service.

The new custody centre will contain 100 places, making it one of the largest in southern Sweden. The building will be constructed to stringent materials and design standards and will have BREEAM environmental certification, targeting Excellent level.

"This project will transform the old railway depot into a functional urban environment. The new buildings, designed in collaboration with local architects, complement and enhance the area’s existing buildings. The establishment of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service at the site will create Sweden's most modern justice centre," says Peter Jacobsson, Head of Project Development at Intea.

The new justice centre will be built next to the railway station in the north-east of the city centre. The total area will be 34,700 sqm. Together with the Police Authority and the Prosecution Authority, the number of employees in these organisations will be around 600, including 250 new recruits.

For further information, please contact:
Peter Jacobsson, Head of Project Development, +46 (0)733-75 56 10
Kjell-Åke Nilsson, Head of Business Development, +46 (0)708-35 96 80

About Intea
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