The first building of new health cluster revealed
The designs of the first building of the GoCo health innovation cluster were unveiled at the international property show Mipim. When fully developed the new campus will potentially be the base for 350 companies and 7,000 people.
GoCo is a joint venture between real estate companies Vectura and Next Step. Together with the architect firm Semrén & Månsson, they presented the first images of the first building in Gothenburg’s stand at Mipim on 13 March.
“We are convinced that GoCo will attract international interest because of its contents, its unique concept and its expressive architecture where people are at the core,” said Jacob Torell, CEO and one of the founders of Next Step.
Their vision is an area that promotes the sharing of knowledge and expertise between individuals companies and institutions.
Iris Öhrn, investment advisor for life science and healthcare at Business Region Göteborg, is convinced the project will have positive effects on the region’s innovation capacity:
“GoCo is not only a site but a new platform that will gather players with different expert competences. Thus, it will act as a catalyst for new innovations and value creation within the life science sector. It is not a trend but a necessity,” she says.
The new GoCo campus is being developed in Mölndal, an area where life science companies AstraZeneca, Dentsply, Wellspect, Essity and Smith & Nephew are already based.
It’s also in close proximity to Gothenburg’s universities, the university hospital and Sahlgrenska Science Park, where a new innovation centre is planned to be built.
Illustrations: Semrén & Månsson