Förseglet Västerås is a Swedish neighborhood with several apartment buildings and a two-level parking garage with 385 parking spaces. With Peikko’s DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Solution, the construction company Peab Sverige AB achieved an integrated beam solution that allows for the maximal use of open space with no downstands in the ceiling.
Förseglet Västerås in the Öster Mälarstrand district has an attractive lakeside location in one of the city's largest and most prestigious development areas, only 15 minutes walk from central Västerås. The 14- and 16-story buildings provide homes with a light and airy character; most of them with lake views. Förseglet Västerås will be completed in 2024 and the project developer is Bostads AB Mimer / NREP.
Öster Mälarstrand is an oasis of sustainability; it will be Västerås' first sustainable technology and environmental district with a focus on, among other things, high energy efficiency, and sustainable transport. The vision for Förseglet is to become a car-free neighborhood with several house types, green areas, and social activity areas for all ages. The buildings will be certified according to Miljöbyggnad Silver and Svanenmärket, which shows that the building has a low environmental impact and high energy efficiency. The high environmental level also requires detailed documentation and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) from the contributing suppliers.
Integrated beam solution for long spans
The project forms a boundary between the existing city and the new district, which challenges the space available for parking lots, for instance. The lack of parking space has been solved by building a sizable parking garage of 385 parking places divided over two floors. The property's height difference provided the opportunity for a large parking facility under the area without having to dig down.
The garage frame consists of 130 pcs of Peikko’s DELTABEAM® that enabled long spans with architectural freedom, more flexible floor plans, and more surface area for the building's given height. Integrated fireproofing offers additional time and cost savings as the reinforcement inside the beam ensures lifelong fireproofing. Proven by multiple full-scale fire tests, DELTABEAM® Slim Floor Structure is even fireproofed for up to 4 hours without any additional fireproofing material required.
“The surface coating of the beams can be complex, and coated beams are difficult to weld – this issue was solved with Peikko’s bolted connections”, shares Erik Bergman, Sales Engineer, DELTABEAM® at Peikko Sweden.
The compatible connection items allow for smooth beam-to-column installations. Peikko also delivered PETRA® Slab Hangers used to support hollow-core slabs and make openings and configurations into hollow-core slab floors, PC® Beam Shoes and PCs® Corbels, and WELDA® Anchor Plates. As DELTABEAM® was combined with bolted connections, a slim floor solution was assembled quickly and easily, saving both space and time.
“We are very satisfied with Peikko's solutions and service in the project”, notes Boris Yukhin, Construction Engineer at Peab Sverige AB.
“This project was solved with a good dialogue; both internally at Peikko and simultaneously with Peab Sverige AB. We were all up to date on the project while mutually providing information to each other”, recounts Nina Gustafsson, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Peikko Sweden.
Erik Bergman continues: “Förseglet Västerås proves that the magic lies in the details. Besides good communication, the time spent on planning and ensuring that all the details were considered, was the key to a successful and smooth project”.
''Öster Mälarstrand will be Västerås' first sustainable technology and environmental district with a focus on, among other things, high energy efficiency, and sustainable transport.’’
This article has been originally published in Connections 2023 customer magazine. You can find more Peikko's customer magazines here: Connections customer magazine