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Diös in Gävle

Jennie Jrverud

Jennie Järverud, Business Area Manager Gävle

The Gävle market

What makes Gävle an attractivecity for Diös?

“Gävle is a port city that is in a perfect location for commuting. We have a modern university, an expanding port and a population that is growing steadily. The local authority is planning to increase the density of the centre of town with new housing and to build several new housing areas close to the city. There is also a strong spirit of collaboration in the centre of town. The businesses here are professional networkers and partnerships are high on the agenda.”

What makes Gävle an attractive city for businesses and retailers?

“Gävle is a growth city in the region and big companies see the city as a good logistics hub. As the saying goes, “All roads lead to Gävle” – the E4, the East Coast Line, the Northern Main Line, the E16, the Bergslagen Line, the Port of Gävle and the No. 56 national road. All this makes Gävle a good place for commuting. The local authority is also planning to expand the transport network to the city centre to make it even easier for travellers.”

How are you collaborating with other players in the locality?

“We have a really good relations with other players and take part in a variety forums, such as Marketplace Gävle, a joint initiative between the local authority and several big companies, and the City Renewal Group, which includes politicians and town planners. I am also on the board of Gävle City, which coordinates activities relating to the city centre and has representatives from the retail sector and the local authority. One of the issues that we are addressing is how to make Gävle even more attractive for new business openings. Gävle is just the right size, so in the industry we all know each other very well.”

What were Diös’ focus areas In Gävle in 2019?

“We have continued to develop Wasa and started the redevelopment of Åhuset, which is set to become one of Gävle’s most modern office buildings. We have continued to work together on the area around Alderholmen, and even more property owners are now involved, with the aim of agreeing on shared goals. The renovation of the Konvaljen multi-storey car park has also been completed.”

What will you be doing in 2020 and going forward?

“We have continued to work on several projects that began in 2019. Wasa will be completed in spring 2021, we will focus on lettings in Åhuset in order to fill the building completely, and we will be building new glass sections on Konvaljen, facing Stortorget. We will also be sponsoring Hitta Ut, a health and wellness initiative that offers an exciting new way to find your way around, even in the centre of town. Last but not least, we will continue to work with property owners around Stortorget to see how we can raise the level of activity and make it an even better meeting place for the city’s residents.”

No major projects

Market Rents and Yield

Source: Pangea Research - The figures refer to the average for properties in prime locations.

Rent, SEK/sq.m Yield, %
Office 1,600 5.40
Retail 3,500 6.00
Residential 1,771 4.00