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Meet your new neighbors in Varvsstaden

Malmö brings the sea into the city

South Wharf Basin / Södra Varvsbassängen
In September 2022, work started on recreating the South Wharf basin to its former depth, that work was completed in the winter of 2023.
Malmö City's project has now recreated these shallow ocean areas. Not only to increase blue biodiversity but also to make the area around the basin safer to stay in – thanks to the reduced depth – and in the long run create better water quality.

Large parts of the material used to build the foundation were taken from the surrounding area. At the bottom is macadam, which aims to stabilize the bottom sediments and the pollution that arose due to the former industrial activity.
The middle layer of lime clay, which lies as a cover several meters thick, has been taken from the Swedish Transport Administration's four-track project between Malmö and Lund. At the top is sea sand brought from Denmark.
In the fall of 2023, the work to recreate the sea area in the South Wharf basin was finished.

Now it is 4 meters deep and if you stand at the edge of the quay, you can see the sandy bottom, in the area there are also several stone reefs deployed where bluefish, algae and mussels can establish themselves. Now life below water can return.

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