SBB and LKAB develops a new police station in Kiruna

August 27, 2020

Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (“SBB”), LKAB and the Swedish Police Authority have signed an agreement with the aim of constructing a new police station centrally in Kiruna.

Currently, the police house is located just south of the current center, in a property owned by SBB. With the ongoing urban transformation, LKAB is replacing the police station currently owned by SBB with an equivalent building centrally in the new Kiruna center. 

“I am pleased that we have secured the location of a socially important function in the new center and also secured land for the future of the mine. A very good collaboration with SBB and the Swedish Police Authority has made it possible for us to reach our goal”, says Anders Lundgren, project manager at the Urban Transformation Unit at LKAB.

The Swedish Police Authority has developed a strategy for the development of its operations until 2024. To be able to implement that strategy, the Police Authority’s premises need to be expanded and developed. SBB is therefore also investing in and expanding the new building in terms of size compared to the previous police station. The new police station is deemed, based on its location and design, to be able to meet the needs of the Swedish Police Authority and is planned to be completed during 2023.

“The police station is part of the urban transformation in Kiruna and SBB has together with LKAB for a number of years been working on a solution for a move of, and new establishment of, the Swedish Police Authority’s overall operations to the new Kiruna center. We have had a very good collaboration, in a complicated process, and it is gratifying that SBB, the Swedish Police Authority and LKAB have now reached a government approval”, says Christer Melander, Regional Manager North at Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget I Norden AB.

The lease agreement comprising 9,985 sq.m. for the new police station extends over 15 years commencing in 2023 with a total rental value of approximately SEK 250m.

For further information, please contact:
Annika Ekström, Head of Asset Management Community Service Properties, Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB, +46 70 517 3169,

Catrine Johansson Lantto, communications officer Urban transformations, LKAB, +46 10 144 84 56,

Catrine Johansson Lantto
Communications officer

D +46 101448456

LKAB is an international high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and upgrades the unique iron ore of northern Sweden for the global steel market. Sustainability is core to our business and our ambition is to be one of the industry’s most innovative, resource-efficientand responsible companies. The group had sales of about SEK 31 billion in 2019 and employs about 4,300 people in 12 countries. Other group business include industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, rockwork services and property management.