November 26, 2017

Approved Building Permit

On November 22nd, Oslo Municipality sanctioned the building application for Økern centre.

The building permit applies to about 90,000 square metres (sqm) of commercial area including about 45,000 sqm of shopping centre and 15,000 sqm of services and cultural venues. Commerce combined with services and recreation is crucial in order to create an attractive and sustainable centre around the clock every day of the week. In addition, the high-rise tower at Økern is to be pulled down and a new construction is to be erected at the same location.

“The building permit is a decisive milestone . Økern centre is one of Oslo's most important and ambitious city development projects. It is a great pleasure to have been given the start signal for the first stage of the project that means the building of the new sustainable shopping centre,” says Thomas Holth, Managing Director of Økern Centre in Steen & Strøm.

The owners, Steen & Strøm and Storebrand, aim to create an urban and sustainable city district for times to come, including a large aquapark, dwellings, cinemas, cultural arenas, offices and hotels in addition to one of Oslo's largest shopping centres.

“We will ensure a good city life by facilitating experiences that will make Økern a destination. We are developing a modern, Nordic commercial destination that will contribute to activity and a vibrating city environment 24 hours a day the whole week,” Holth adds.