New life for industrial harbour
SWEDEN: AB Toftö, the owner of Skärhamn’s old industrial harbour area Malagakajen, is partnering with SF Marina to give the picturesque fishing village of Skärhamn on the west coast of Sweden a high-quality, mixed-use marina.
The plan, to transform the entire wharf area into a new public space for visitors and residents, is being undertaken by AB Toftö in collaboration with local architects. “Part of the Kajen (Wharf) project is a public boardwalk extending along the edge of the harbour, passing between the residential buildings and the water,” confirmed AB Toftö CEO Alex Buitenhuis.
Michael Sigvardsson, CEO of SF Marina, added: “For this extraordinary mixed-use project, SF Marina chose to look beyond the classic, often constricted Swedish marina design, and instead we designed a state-of-the-art floating marina, built according to international standards and PIANC recommendations.”
“The pontoons are twice as wide as normal – 4m (13ft) – to provide ample space for equipment, boat owners and visitors. The floating concrete breakwater, Sweden’s broadest by far and crucial to the entire project, protects the harbour and the boats from waves and autumn storms,” he continued.
The 10m (33ft) wide floating breakwater will be built in March 2020 and the entire marina, offering 160 berths, will be completed just in time for next year’s sailing season.
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