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Troja will be AF Bostäder's largest construction project since the 1960s, and the green finale of Kämnärsrätten.

September 26, 2023

At Kämnärsrätten, AF Bostäder is driving one of Sweden's largest investments in sustainable long-term student housing. With Troja, AF Bostäder has increased the number of student accommodations along Kämnärsvägen, halved energy consumption, and created a modern campus environment characterized by comfort, community, and biodiversity. All while maintaining strong financial stability."

Since its inception in 2016, the Proto, Sagoeken, Hippocampus, and Pireus quarters have stood ready and occupied, while the construction of Rhodos is in full swing. Those strolling or cycling through Kämnärsrätten can already experience a dynamic and sociable neighborhood seamlessly integrated with the rest of Lund, thanks in part to Campuskilen – a pedestrian zone meandering through the quarters, offering pleasant spaces for leisure and socializing.

"In summary, our development in Kämnärsrätten represents one of Sweden's largest investments in sustainable student housing," says Henrik Krantz, CEO of AF Bostäder. "This venture has been made possible through sound financial planning and strategic divestments. Despite increasing the number of student accommodations, we've reduced our maintenance costs and bolstered our financial stability. Consequently, the board has now decided to proceed with the expansion, despite rising inflation and cost increases, with one of our largest construction projects ever."

Troja will span nearly 12,000 square meters and comprise 312 apartments for approximately 500 students, including one-bedroom and multi-room units for 2–4 friends. The construction will consist of seven buildings spanning 3–6 stories, forming two courtyards. Many of the students will have their own balconies, the larger units will be equipped with dishwashers, and there will also be a bicycle repair room within the quarter. Thanks to excellent insulation and a substantial number of solar panels, energy consumption will be only 80% of the new construction requirements.

"Troja will also become one of AF Bostäder's greenest areas – and most natural," adds Henrik Krantz. "To benefit both wildlife and insects, as well as rainwater management, the number of paved surfaces will be minimized in favor of wild meadows, gravel pathways, wooden walkways, barbecue areas with wooden decks, and bike parking with sedum roofs. A large number of the area's existing trees and bushes have been preserved, and the entire area will be adorned in soothing earthy tones."

"We approach our operations from a community builder's perspective, developing student housing that is enjoyable, sustainable in the long run, and contributes to Lund's attractiveness as a university town," says Henrik Krantz. "With the investment in Kämnärsrätten, we are realizing our visions for all aspects of sustainability, from climate calculations, energy efficiency, healthy materials, and biodiversity to comfortable homes that provide a conducive study environment and promote physical and mental well-being."

Troja Student Accommodations Facts

  • Number of Apartments: Approximately 312
  • Number of Residents: Approximately 500
  • Apartment Types: One-bedroom units and apartments for 2–4 friends
  • Construction Start: Year-end 2023/2024 with move-in expected in 2026