Today, the City Planning Board made the decision to begin a detailed plan for the area. Instead of housing refugees and riders, Kirsebergsanstalten can in a few years become a residence for rental housing, offices, shops and preschool.
In 1914, Kirsebergsanstalten replaced the prison at Malmöhus castle. For more than a hundred years, it was one of the country's largest prisons, until the Swedish Prison and Probation Service finally moved out in 2015. Two years later, the municipal housing company bought the land.
- It is a unique opportunity for a very special accommodation. The transformation is also an opportunity for more rental properties in Malmö, which is always needed, ”says Sofia Hedén (S), chair of the city building board in a press release.Origin environment is preserved
According to the plans, the cultural heritage value of the institution will be preserved in the new housing area. The director's villa, the sub-commander's residence as well as park and garden environments are worth preserving.
In addition, it is planned that the buildings will be designed based on the former prison buildings. About 250 homes are planned in the area.
- The idea of converting a prison to both housing and premises immediately caught my interest. I just hope that the residents get their own keys, unlike the area's former residents, ”says Lars Hellström (L), the city building board's vice chairman.