Elektroskandia has played a central role in the construction of the Draken Hotel, Gothenburg's tallest building. Standing 34 stories high, the hotel is located in the city's center, which required smart logistics solutions, precise deliveries, and close cooperation with everyone involved to effectively deliver and install all necessary materials.
Part of the Strawberry Hotel Group, the project began in autumn 2019 and takes its name from the historic Draken (dragon) cinema, around which the hotel is being constructed. Before work officially began on laying the foundations – a roll of film was thrown into the building site as part of the ceremonial 'breaking of ground'.
Emil Lundgren Göteborg, one of Sweden's leading electrical engineering companies was responsible for the installation of electricity, telecommunications and data, and Elektroskandia supplied the equipment including cable power rails (over a thousand!), Cardi fixtures, and light fittings.
Being built in the center of Gothenburg's trendy Järntorget district, strict monthly meetings were held with seven of the build's project managers discussing any bottlenecks, large deliveries, packaging information, to ensure that all logistical aspects were handled smoothly. Over at Elektroskandia's logistics center in Örebro, the team project-packed all goods so they could be quickly and easily delivered to the relevant team upon arrival onsite.
A unique venue
The hotel is set to become a much sought-after venue, offering a cinema, stage, conference rooms, and fine dining on the top two floors which will offer panoramic views of the city.
Watch the video below to learn more about this complex build with insights from the team at Elektroskandia!
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