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SMS shopping centre

The SMS shopping centre in Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands was rebuilt, expanded and refurbished in 2005. The shopping centre consists of about 30 shops and lies in the centre of Tórshavn.

The work was done as a collaborating venture, where MT Project limited took care of the revamping. MT Project limited has a long involvement with shop development. Remaking, growing or repairing regularly should be completed while a middle is open for business, which was additionally the case with the SMS mall.

The challenges of the rebuilding of the SMS shopping centre were the very complex logistics, and that the design was made as rebuilding started. It required close dialogue and good collaboration between the project parties. Because of this, it was a great advantage that the project was carried out in a partnering collaboration.

Rebuilding in three stages

The centre was expanded by about 1,800 m2, including an extension of 450 m2. A new underground car park with space for an additional 75 cars was constructed in extension of the existing underground car park. The construction was carried out in three stages according to the client's wishes.

In the first stage the supermarket was rebuilt, and all shop fittings and goods were put in place so that the supermarket was ready for operation as quickly as possible.

In the second stage, the shops amidst the middle were extended, and the rooftop over the inside square was raised. Out of thought for clients and staff in the inside amid the modifying, MT Project limited built work stages at a stature, from which the work could be executed undisturbed, and the middle could work underneath the stages.

In the third and last stage, all shops were closed in the southernmost part of the centre, while comprehensive rebuilding was carried out.