The new Baldershallen will mean a substantial increase in capacity, particularly for children’s and youth sports in Sundsvall. With the new and reconstructed space, about 1,000 children and young people will be able to use the hall’s wide range of activities on a daily basis. Here, it will be possible to play different sports such as tennis, floorball, badminton, basketball, padel etc. at the same time. In the future, training sessions and competitions will take place in an ultra-modern sports complex. The open layout will operate a bit like a sports teaser, where people can easily see other athletes practicing their sport.
“As a former youth coach, it feels extra nice to be involved in developing a project with such a clear focus on children, young people and the sports movement. Even though we will have to wait until the autumn before we hear the first squeaky trainers, the laughter and whistles, I can see in front of me how many children and young people will now obtain better opportunities for physical activity,” says Göran Linder, Business Area Manager, Peab Project Development.
The huge investment was made possible by Peab, which acquired the property in 2020 and also acted as the project’s building contractor. It was recently confirmed that the property company Balder will take over as property owner and will lease the hall to Sundsvall Tennis Club.
“At Balder, we are proud to be part of the urban development and happy to be able to supplement our existing property portfolio of housing and premises in Sundsvall with this magnificent sports complex. The hall will make it possible for more people, and particularly for youngsters, to participate in active leisure activities,” says Cecilia Liljedahl Torhult, Regional Manager at Balder.
The expanded capacity will also benefit Sundsvall’s schools as more young people can use the sports complex. Previously, the hall was only able to accommodate two schools concurrently, now the capacity will increase to four schools. In the evenings, as many as 15 associations will be able to use the new and reconstructed space, which will deliver a substantial increase in capacity for the sports movement in Sundsvall. The new facility also makes it possible to arrange national and international competitions in a number of different sports, which can also make a positive contribution to the tourist trade in Sundsvall.
- Approx. 14,000 sqm of newly constructed and reconstructed floor space, which is roughly equivalent to two full-size football pitches.
- 10 badminton courts
- 2 floorball courts
- 6 indoor tennis courts
- 3 padel courts
- 5 squash courts
- Space for 16 table tennis tables
- 2 full-size sports halls with stands and space for about 350 people where people can play volleyball, floorball, basketball, handball etc.
- Full-size restaurant, gym, conference and relaxation area.
Photographer: Pär Olert
For more information, please contact:
Eva Jonasson, Media Relations, Balder tel. +46 31 10 79 44
Daniel Ferreira, Communications Manager, Peab Project Development, tel. +46 72-533 50 86
Fastighets AB Balder is a listed property company that owns, manages and develops residential and commercial properties in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom. The head office is located in Gothenburg. As of 31 March 2022, the property portfolio had a value of SEK 199.2 billion. The Balder share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.
Peab is the Nordic Community Builder with 15,000 employees and net sales of SEK 61 billion. With a local presence and focus on our own resources, we develop, do the groundwork and build everyday life where it’s lived. Company headquarters are in Förslöv on Bjäre Peninsula in southern Sweden. The Peab share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm