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Open the door to unexpected business opportunities.

Right along the shore of the Göta River in the new Masthuggskajen district in Gothenburg, a new meeting place for international business and trade is going to be established. Global Business Gate will serve as an innovative hub where export-oriented commerce meets global specialist companies in everything from transport and law to communication and IT. Together we will create space for both spontaneous and formal meetings where unexpected partnerships can be born. Global Business Gate and its surroundings will create an environment that nurtures innovation, networking and knowhow exchange. An ecosystem packed with energy that generates new business opportunities.

A natural forum for international commerce

The success of the Gothenburg region is based largely on international trade, not least thanks to the city’s favourable geographic location. This has led to a high concentration of import and export operations. Today Gothenburg is Sweden’s foremost export region and its international trade continues to expand, prompting growth and creating jobs.

Global Business Gate will reinforce the scope for international trade. Through cooperation, networking and knowhow transfer, and with its close proximity to the city’s academic centres and clusters, Global Business Gate can contribute to the business community’s ability to improve and streamline its commercial operations.

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Enhanced competitiveness

Global Business Gate will be the hub that provides the lifeblood for the Gothenburg region’s international trade, helping the city to continue flourishing as a vital commercial centre.

It will create a unique meetingplace to help strengthen corporate competitiveness and assist in complex business deals. By offering an attractive one-of-a-kind working climate, recruitment possibilities improve and this too contributes to enhanced competitiveness.

When concrete solutions such as shared meeting and project areas are combined with access to expertise, openness and a fresh approach, the result is conditions that almost automatically drive development forward. The dynamic in this type of cluster reinforces both the individual’s career possibilities and the company’s recruitment processes. It quite simply becomes a place where it is natural to do business, a place where both organisations and individuals can grow.

2016
2017

Zoning plan out for approval
Building approval
Adoption of the city council

2018

Start construction of new peninsula

2019

Start construction of Global Business Gate

2020
2021

Opening ceremony Global Business Gate  

In the heart of the new Masthuggskajen – Gothenburg’s new west-centre hub

Masthuggskajen is developing into a living urban district, featuring a blend of offices, apartments, services, parks and waterfront facilities. The rich cultural offerings of the Haga and Linné quarters will enrich the area and there are excellent transport links with the rest of the city, including the cable car spanning the river, the new Haga Station for the Västlänken transit system, the major dual carriageways entering the city, and the ferry shuttles across the river. It is in the very heart of this dynamic metropolitan district that Global Business Gate is being built.

Read more at www.masthuggskajen.se

Global Business Gate on Google Maps

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Our mission – better business!

Global Business Gate symbolises international trade in both function and architecture. The building itself will reflect and support its tenants’ business operations while its modern, innovative design will attract the international spotlight.

Shared functions and services

With shared meeting and project facilities, it is possible to create scope for cooperation and formal as well as informal meetings.

Vibrant urban environment

The lower storeys of Global Business Gate will help establish a truly living atmosphere in the local area. With restaurants, cafes, shops and a variety of services it will be exciting to work and live in Masthuggskajen. Add in a rich cultural heritage and Masthuggskajen will develop into the natural extension of the alredy vibrant quaters of Linné and Haga.

Offices and homes

Global Business Gate will be an impressive symbol of Gothenburg’s international outlook and openness to the world, offering approximately 2500 workplaces. In addition there will be a number of company apartment units for expats and international recruits.

About the owners

The two companies Alecta and Elof Hansson Properties jointly own the property development project Global Business Gate since June of 2017.Elof Hansson Properties, a subsidiary of the trading house Elof Hansson, initiated and was the sole operator of the project until 2017.

The trading house Elof Hansson started in Hamburg in 1896 and moved to Gothenburg during the outbreak of the First World War. In Gothenburg, the founder, merchant and owner, Elof Hansson settled for the rest of his life.

From Gothenburg he ran the global trading business and met the world’s demand for pulp and wood in new and innovative ways. As a result, the trading house Elof Hansson contributed greatly in making the Swedish forest industry known throughout the world.

From the hometown, the Elof Hansson Group has continued to trade globally with paper, pulp and timber. In addition, the Group today provides international industry in all parts of the world with equipment and machinery, often in the form of complete turnkey projects.

In 2012, the Elof Hansson Group began developing and managing properties through the company Elof Hansson Properties. Not least, The Global Business Gate project is the crown jewel – here the Group’s core knowledge and activities will be manifested by an eco-system built for globally oriented companies and for international business.

In June of 2017, Alecta became a partner of the Global Business Gate project and the parties now own 50% each. Like Elof Hansson, Alecta has a hundred-year history that clearly shows the company’s long-term perspective and its belief in strong partnerships.

Alecta was founded as a tool, for employees in privately owned companies, to improve their financial situation after retiring from work life. Today, Alecta manages the pensions for 2.3 million people and 34 000 companies in Sweden, where the most important task is to increase the total pension capital. The pension solution created in 1917 is a model for today’s modern pensions system and today ITP is a complete security package.

Alecta is today Sweden’s largest pension manager and thus a central part of the Swedish safety system. Alecta creates the highest possible return at low costs through carefully handpicked investments. Part of the capital is invested in real estate, including interesting and upcoming office projects, and Global Business Gate is one of these. Alecta is today one of Sweden’s largest property owners.

Contact

Do get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about Global Business Gate

contact@globalbusinessgate.se

Daniel Holmen
Daniel Holmen, Project Manager
Thomas Pieschl
Thomas Pieschl, Property Manager
Lennart Hedström
Lennart Hedström, CEO Elof Hansson Properties