Nordstan

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Nordstan
Nordstan.svg
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates 57°42′30″N 11°58′9″E / 57.70833°N 11.96917°E / 57.70833; 11.96917
Owner

AMF Pension
Nordstans Samfällighetsförening
Vasakronan
Hufvudstaden
Eklandia
F O Peterson

Söner Byggnads
No. of stores and services 189
Total retail floor area 70 000 m²[citation needed]
Parking 2,700
No. of floors 4
Website Nordstan.se

Nordstan is a shopping centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia,[citation needed] with approximately 180 shops and 150 offices. The shopping centre's total area is about 320,000 square metres divided into nine interconnected buildings, where retail and restaurant floor space makes up around 70,000 square metres. The covered streets and squares comprise 8,000 square metres. The companies housed in Nordstan employ in total six thousand people and their total annual turnover is in excess of 3,5 billion kronor.

History[edit]

The construction of Nordstan began in 1967, over a part of the city previously neglected[citation needed]. Most of the current Nordstan was finished by 1972. At its time, the construction of the shopping centre was Sweden's largest ever city renovation project. In the last few years Nordstan has gone through a major renovation to make it more attractive.

Location and transportation[edit]

Nordstan is located in Gothenburg's city centre, connected to the Gothenburg Central Station and the Nils Ericson Terminal by an underground pedestrian tunnel, and to the Lilla Bommen marina and the Gothenburg Opera house by sheltered walkways. The shopping centre also offers parking space to 2,700 cars. Just outside Nordstan are three different tram stops on three sides of the shopping center, making it easy to reach Nordstan by public transportation. A majority of the visitors use public transportation. If almost all of the visitors had used cars (as it is for many shopping centres outside city centres), around 8,000 parking places would be needed and this would need more parking space area than shop area.

Panorama of Nordstan's interior

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