When most of the quays were constructed in the 1940s, Marievik was a major industrial area. This section, Quays I-IV, was then used as loading docks for heavy industry.
However, in the 1980s this activity started to change and Marievik is now a busy office area in the Stockholm suburb of Liljeholmen.
The area is now the subject of a new detailed development plan facilitating the construction of office buildings and homes.
COWI has been involved with the quays since 2016 and earlier studies and additional surveys have shown that the existing quays have suffered significant damage that cannot be repaired. Work has also started on a preliminary study with cost estimates for alternative solutions for a new quay.
Since December 2017, COWI has been working on the preparation of project documentation in response to an invitation to tender for a turnkey contract for a new piled concrete quay.
The new quay will serve as a recreational area and as a central axis in the new area, linking other parks and squares to with the water.