Vectura Fastigheter welcomes AstraZeneca to Forskaren

November 17, 2023

It's now confirmed that AstraZeneca is relocating its Stockholm office to Forskaren in the heart of Hagastaden. When Forskaren is completed in early 2024, the building will become a complete ecosystem for knowledge exchange and collaboration with start-ups in a co-working environment, growth companies, and world-leading companies in life science and health tech.

Forskaren is now almost fully leased, and most companies will move in at the beginning of 2024 when the public operations open. AstraZeneca's Stockholm office in Forskaren will be the base for the company's Nordic market company, meaning its commercial operations, and the move will already take place in the summer of 2024.

"It's gratifying that AstraZeneca now chooses Forskaren, which will further strengthen our offer in life science. We are convinced that the exchange taking place in Hagastaden between healthcare, academia, and the business sector not only strengthens the Stockholm region but the whole of Sweden's competitiveness," says Joel Ambré, CEO of Vectura. Together we will now continue our strategic collaboration in both Forskaren and GoCo Health Innovation City to globally put Swedish life science on the map.

"For us, this is a strategically important choice. Forskaren will have a unique mix of actors who all contribute to creating an innovative environment where ideas and business opportunities can grow, moreover in close connection to healthcare, customers, and partners. It helps us ensure that our medicines and our expertise in life science benefit patients. Additionally, Forskaren offers a competitive working environment in line with our sustainability ambition, which is important to us," says Emelie Antoni, head of the Swedish and Nordic market company at AstraZeneca.

Forskaren has quickly become a landmark in Stockholm with its exciting architecture. For everyone who works, lives, and visits Hagastaden, Forskaren becomes the new living room with open spaces. Here, among other things, the Technical Museum opens up The Cell – a new life science scene, and Urban Deli opens its fifth restaurant operation in Stockholm. AstraZeneca will move into floor 4 (2100 sqm) with about 180 employees.

"That one of the world's leading companies in life science chooses Forskaren is yet another proof that we have succeeded in creating Hagastaden's new living room, a place for innovation and creative solutions. The mix of world-leading companies in life science and the groundbreaking architecture creates a completely unique meeting place in Sweden. Vectura is now approaching a milestone as we open Forskaren, and this spring we launch the next phase in Hagastaden as a life science cluster; Block 37," says Micael Averborg, Business Development Manager at Vectura.

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