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Plans for school in newest part of Galleria Boulevard

The municipality wants to take over the part of Galleria Boulevard which is now standing empty. The idea is to use it as an upper secondary school. There are already sketches of how it may look.
Fojab’s sketches for the new upper secondary school in Galleria Boulevard.
Foto: Fojab

Kristianstad municipality is in discussions with Steen & Ström, who own the galleria. Many shops are standing empty. And all of the galleria’s section C, with 6,700 square metres of shop space,has been standing empty since building was completed in the summer of 2015.

Galleria Boulevard, section C, which has stood empty since it was built in 2015.
Foto: Mikael Persson
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We hope we can come to an agreement after the summer

Material, including drafts and estimated costs, has been compiled, in co-operation with Barn- och Utbildningsförvaltningen (the Children’s and Education administration). Kristianstadsbladet asked to see the material, but in May the municipality decided to classify it as secret.

But after an appeal and a decision from the Court of Appeal the municipality has now made public some of the material, including sketches produced by architect firm Fojab.

Sketch of the sports hall in the new school.
Foto: Fojab

– We have made an analysis which shows that section C can meet the demands of an upper secondary school. With that as a starting-point, we are continuing the process , and we have informed Steen & Ström of our conclusions, says Fredrik Ek, head of land development.

Fojab’s sketches for the new upper secondary school in Galleria Boulevard.
Foto: Fojab

Fojab’s sketches include classroom areas in two storeys, school restaurant, café and sports hall.

Steen & Ström have written a letter of intent, but this is only a suggestion, and has not been signed by either the municipality or Steen & Ström.

– We want to add things, for example what the municipality wants and what our thoughts are in a purchase. The seller has certainly conditions of his own. And then we’ll see how far we stand from one another, says Fredrik Ek.

No price has been set.

– We hope we can come to an agreement after the summer. Negotiations will continue in August/September, he says.

Fojab’s sketches for the new upper secondary school in Galleria Boulevard.
Foto: Fojab