When Niam develops new real estate, we want to ensure that the buildings do not only uphold high quality- and environmental standards, but also that the areas surrounding the properties are safe and pleasant for the future tenants. One way we have been working to ensure this is by conducting research on perceived safety in an area, as we did for the urban development area in Södra Värtan in Stockholm.
Niam is one of the main developers and property owners in Södra Värtan in central Stockholm. The area is characterized by the ferry terminals and the daily workings of a port and due to the previous lack of residential buildings and also more office buildings, creating a sense of security and safety is a top priority. In order to properly assess the situation, Niam, together with the property owners in Södra Värtan, The Stockholm Harbor and the municipality of Stockholm, contracted the organization Tryggare Sverige to conduct an analysis of the perceived sense of safety and security in Södra Värtan. The analysis showed that the neighbourhood has many possibilities to get safer and more attractive.