Salling Group Builds Responsibly: Constructing a Large Timber Campus Designed by C.F. Møller Architects
In Ebeltoft, Denmark lies Campus BØGEHØJ, owned by Salling Group. Every year, the place hosts up to 20,000 guests every year, including the corporation's students, executives, and staff. It serves as the primary training ground for all of Salling Group's trainess
The buildings are undergoing a major renovation and expansion to provide even better experiences for guests. The entire current wing, Wing 2, will be demolished, and an entirely new one constructed from timber will be erected.
Salling Group's decision to build the new wing in timber is driven, in part, by the corporation's commitment to minimizing its carbon footprint on the environment. Timber construction is expected to have a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional building methods. Consequently, with the use of timber, Campus BØGEHØJ is ahead of future Danish building regulations expected by 2029.
"We are opting for timber construction and meeting stringent building requirements because at Salling Group, we want to reduce our impact on the climate. It's also a part of our sustainability strategy. By building with timber, we significantly reduce the CO2 footprint, equivalent to about a 40 percent reduction compared to traditional construction," says Henrik Vinther Olesen, Sustainability Director at Salling Group.