Building of city’s new meeting place set to start.

The development of the area around Stavanger’s train station is literally back on track.

The city centre plans have now been approved and lay the foundations for a 40,000 square meter building project at the train station site. The work will be carried out in several stages over the next 10-15 years. 

Provided all goes according to plan, Bane NOR hopes to begin the development work as early as the beginning of next year. Stavanger City Council approved the plans for the city centre in March, thus putting an end to a seven year-long process and giving the green light to a large-scale development of the area around the station. This area is by far the largest of those in the city centre’s urban development plans, but has also been an ongoing topic of debate, objections, meetings, frustration and major challenges.

Last summer Bane NOR, which owns the station site, made it very clear that it was on the verge of giving up the plans it had been working on for years. Today, Bane NOR’s Project Manager, Ingvald Berntsen, is far more optimistic.


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