Bravida installed when Skellefteå municipality built a new eco-friendly culture center and hotel

Bravida was commissioned by HENT to carry out all installations when Skellefteå municipality built Sara Cultural Centre - a new cultural center and hotel. The building is Sweden's tallest wooden building.

Skellefteå municipality is growing and has invested in a new combined cultural center and hotel. The building is built by industrial wood with elements of steel and is 74 meters high with 20 floors. This makes the building Sweden's tallest wooden building. The new culture center was named Sara Cultural Centre after the Swedish author Sara Lidman.

Bravida was commissioned to carry out all installations, in a collaborative project with the Norwegian construction company HENT.

“The choice fell on Bravida, since we have good experiences from previous joint partnering projects. We felt that there was a good consensus on how the project should be implemented. Bravida is present locally in Skellefteå and several nearby cities, and has also carried out similar projects in the area,” says Vegard Brå, Head of Project Section at HENT.

The cultural center and the hotel was certified according to Miljöbyggnad Silver. This means that the building must be energy efficient, which placed high demands on the installations. Peter Norrman, Chief of Installations at Bravida, explains what it means for the installations:

“Ventilation and cooling will be crucial for creating a good indoor environment. The entire hotel section has a glass facade, and the solar energy that is released generates a lot of heat. It drives up energy consumption, but will partly be compensated by solar cells on the roof and facade. Another measure to reduce energy consumption is to choose energy-efficient installation components.”

“The sprinkler system is another important part of our job. Effective fire protection is crucial in a wooden construction”, says Peter Norrman, Chief of Installations at Bravida.

The project employed around 40 Bravida employees.

The building was completed during the autumn of 2021.

Photo: Jonas Westling