Atkins is helping to redevelop the historic Carlsberg quarter in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark with a contract to design a new station.
The sad closure of the Danish Carlsberg Brewery in Vesterbro in 2008 left the 33 hectare site with its narrow streets and squares open for redevelopment. Says Lars-Kristian popular with local people and is part of a wider plan to bring frequent service to south-east Wales.
Says Andrew Morgan, chair of Sewta, ‘Sewta’s Rail Strategy is playing a vital role in facilitating and delivering investment in the future transport infrastructure of Sode, Atkins’ project manager, ‘This new station will provide essential transport links to service the residential and commercial districts being built around the old site of the brewery. Atkins has a long experience of delivering complex rail projects in Denmark.’
Vesterbro is to be tastefully redeveloped over the next 15 years blending its historical buildings with 3,000 new homes as well as new businesses, shops and a university campus. The new station, due to open in 2016, is expected to be one of the busiest urban stations in Copenhagen.
Happily Carlsberg beer is still brewed in Denmark in Fredericia, Jutland.