Backaplan

The aim is for Backaplan to be transformed from a retail area with large swathes of paved spaces into an attractive, densely built urban environment. The area is a vital component in the challenge of finding new and innovative ways of making the city more cohesive by establishing links across the river. With a mixture of homes, service facilities, offices and retailing, Backaplan will become the focal point of Hisingen. The transformation has already commenced, and it will continue over the next 20 years.

The new modern centre of Hisingen

Backaplan currently consists mainly of retail centres, shops and supermarkets, and people travel there mainly by car. Plans are being developed to increase the number of small independent shops, cafeterias and meeting places, making it easier to live sustainably and with services, schools and shops in the vicinity. Backaplan will be developed based on the businesses, organisations and activities that already exist there, including specialist food stores and restaurants.

The green space along the banks of the Kvillebäcken river will be developed into an urban park, with a number of smaller ‘pocket parks’ interspersed between people’s homes.

The green space along the banks of the Kvillebäcken river will be developed into an urban park, with a number of smaller ‘pocket parks’ interspersed between people’s homes.

The plan is for Backaplan to become the focal point of Hisingen with the new Hisingen Bridge linking the city centre with Frihamnen, Brunnsbo and the Central Station Area.

There are plans for the hub at Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen to become one of five major public transport hubs, and to act as a gateway to the shopping facilities and meeting points at Backaplan.

Once the area has been fully developed (including Kvillebäcken), it will have a new tram and bus terminal, some 8,000 homes, 100,000 square metres of retail space, 250,000 square metres of office space, more than ten preschools, five primary/secondary schools, and a new culture centre. The plans also include a new railway station at Brunnsbo for commuter traffic.

Districts and projects of Rivercity

Rivercity is of the largest urban development projects in Scandinavia, RiverCity Gothenburg will see Gothenburg city centre double in size.

26 February 2018