The closure of the Kockums shipyard presented real scope for the transformation and creation of a new district in the city - Västra Hamnen, the City of Tomorrow. Thanks to this structural facelift, the city has now once more renewed its ties with the sea.
One important feature of this district is the university at Universitetsholmen, which in a relatively short space of time has undergone some major changes. New university buildings have been constructed at record speed and both this area and other parts of Västra Hamnen have altered in character.
In the former shipyard area, we now see students, business people and residents bustling about their lives and work. These used to be the Kockum workers. The area covers about 140 hectares and currently has a number of projects which are at the planning and construction stages.
The location of Västra Hamnen is excellent and the creation of the city tunnel will enhance the district's overall attraction as Malmö's largest and most important centre of development. A stone's throw from the older city centre, business and outdoor life.