In 2019, AF Bostäder completed a record number of newly built housing places for students and all are now occupied and ready. Despite the high rate of construction, the focus is on sustainability. Here, students are going to be able to live, work and feel good for many years to come.
AF Bostäder is to provide inexpensive student housing for active students and members of the Academic Society. At the same time, AF Bostäder wants to strengthen Lund as a student city. The company’s housing must match both the students’ wishes and the company’s stringent requirements for sustainability.
“Most people want their own apartment or to share an apartment with a friend,” says Magnus, former Property Development Manager at AF Bostäder. “Practical kitchens are sought after as are good spaces for socialising, both indoors and outdoors. The rent, of course, is to be low and preferably all-inclusive, covering electricity, broadband, hot water and heating. We can provide all that at AF Bostäder.”
The key concept in all new building projects is a long-term focus. In addition to a high level of comfort, sound building materials are to be prioritised, energy consumption is to be lower than the requirements for new construction and the living environment is to encourage cycling.
“It is important that we utilise our experience so that every new area is even better than the last, not least through long-term collaborations with our contractors,” says Magnus. “Going forward, we are planning for one new construction start per year – it is a good building rate in terms of resources and a suitable tempo for building on our know-how.”
The success of AF Bostäder’s concept is seen in the feedback from the company’s customer satisfaction surveys and the high demand for housing.
“During the year, we completed housing for 850 students and competition for the places has been considerable. We thought that there would be mainly internal moves between our areas, but a surprising number of the tenants have come from other landlords. Those who have moved into newly built housing have something in common – they have been in the housing queue for a long time and have had good places in the queue,” says Magnus.
Latest update April 6, 2020