Tullgarnsbron E01 Sustainable Infrastructure BREEAM

Tullgarnsbron E01 Bridge Sustainability Assessment

Tullgarnsbron E01 Sustainable Infrastructure BREEAM

CEEQUAL Excellent (81.4%) – Whole Team Award

Version 5, February 2023 | Sweden

Assessor: Emelie Gyllenbreider & Emma Tooke, Sweco
Jelena Boskovic, Peab
Verifier: Nigel Sagar, Independent Sustainability Advisor
Client: Uppsala Kommun
Contractor: Peab

Project summary

A new bridge is to be built over the Fyris river, as an extension of the Kungsängs esplanade. The Kungsängen district is being converted from industrial area to residential area and the bridge will become an important link between the east and west sides of the Fyris river. The new bridge will relieve the central parts of the city from car traffic, making a positive impact on the municipal climate goals for 2025 and 2030. The project will also aid in the development of the public transportation system in the city.

The project is divided into five (5) contracts, and will include construction of a new bridge, new alignment of the Ulleråker road, converting part of the existing Ulleråker road to a walk and bike path as well as rerouting of pipes and earthworks. This contract (E01) includes pipe rerouting, preparatory work in the existing street structure, as well as new stormwater facilities and reconstruction of stormwater and wastewater systems. The project is located in central Uppsala, along the Kungsängs esplanade and in its extension over the Fyrisån to connect to the Ulleråkers road.


Tullgarnsbron E01 BREEAM Infrastructure Sustainable


Embodied carbon emissions ~80,000 kgCO2 equivalent ~50% reduction achieved
Operational renewable energy potential 50,000 kWh per year 100% of total energy use
Recycled material 103 tonnes 100% of total material used
Waste diverted from landfill 103 tonnes 100% of total waste


Financial benefits

In your view, has CEEQUAL represented value for money?

CEEQUAL has provided a good framework for sustainability, guidance in setting requirements for the design and construction and provided grounds for discussion and dialogue between the involved parties.

Water Environment

The project managed to get 100% of points after scoping.

Thorough handling of the risks of impact on the ground- and surface water during construction included a control plan. The control plan covered, above following the permit, continuous checks of clouding in the river, amounts of water used, handling construction water with sampling and informing all project members in the importance of not impacting the ground and surface water. Strict handling of chemicals, tools and machinery made sure no negative impact on the river came from the project.

In addition to this, three facilities for sustainable storm water management were completed as part of the project. A macadam reservoir in one of the intersections, to delay storm water from the street and regulate flow. Curb wells and sand trap wells along the street were installed, letting water through, and catching larger particles. A new system for disaster protection was built as part of the project, replacing the old existing one. The new one is better designed to handle the amounts of water passing through it into the Fyris river, and includes a system for delaying flow, trapping oil and trapping sludge before releasing water into the river. The new system is also easier to maintain during operation.

Further information

What were the main challenges for the project and how were these overcome?

As a contractor we had to redesign most documentation to comply with the evidence collected for each question.

What were the drivers and perceived benefits for undertaking a CEEQUAL assessment on this project?

Requirement from the client.

How did the use of CEEQUAL influence the outcomes of the project? 

Higher percentage of ECO-friendly products and fuels used.

What elements of this project highlight best practice and innovation?

Use of ECO-friendly products and fuels.

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