Frölunda Torg

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Frölunda Torg
Frolundatorg logo.jpg
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates 57°39′15″N 11°54′0″E / 57.65417°N 11.90000°E / 57.65417; 11.90000
Opening date September 8, 1966
Management Skandia
Owner Diligenta
Architect Klemming & Thelaus (1966)
White, and Thorbjörnsson & Edgren (2007)
No. of stores and services 140 (2007)
200 (2011)
Total retail floor area 68,000 m² (2007)
75 000 m² (2011)
No. of floors 3
Parking 3,000
Website Frolundatorg.se

Frölunda Torg is a shopping centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Scandinavia, with approximately 200 shops and more than 10 million visitors in 2009. The shopping centre's total area is about 75,000 square metres. The companies housed in Frölunda Torg employ in total 1,500 people and their total annual turnover is in excess of 1.6 billion kronor.

History[edit]

At September 8, 1966 Frölunda Torg opened as, at the time, Europe's largest shopping centre. The construction had cost 80 million swedish kronor and took eight year to complete.

An expansion of the mall was finished in 1980, which resulted in an additional 13,300 m² and 14 new stores, as well as a restaurant. The mall was further expanded the following years, with new sections opened in 1984 and 1995.[1]

In 2007, the owner Diligenta, was granted building permit for a large renovation and expanding process. The renovation started at October 26, 2007 and the first stage was completed in 2010. The second stage was started in the spring of 2010 and is believed to be finished in 2011. At that time, the centre will be hosting a total of 200 stores in 75,000 m².

Location and transportation[edit]

The new tram-station, opened in 2008.

Frölunda Torg is located in west Gothenburg, in Frölunda. The shopping centre also offers parking space to 3000 cars in three parking lots and two parking-decks. Just outside there is a major bus-pit and a tram station with a tram arriving every third minute. The tram station is accessed with tram lines 1, 7 and 8,[2] with a travel time from the inner city is about 20 minutes. This makes it easy to reach by public transportation, even if many of the visitors use car.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Om Frölunda Torg - Historia Retrieved on 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ Västtrafik - Linjenäts- & hållplatskartor, Retrieved on 4 April 2012