Finnish building services and industrial services company Caverion and Swedish construction company Skanska have been selected by the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Finland, as alliance partners for the development of B-building under the first phase of the Future Hospital OYS 2030 project.
The project is taken up through an alliance model where the execution is preceded by a development stage.
During the development stage, plans are developed in collaboration with alliance partners, hospital line management and personnel.
After this stage, the hospital district will make a separate decision on initiating the execution phase.
The execution phase involves the construction of around 56,400 gross m² of new hospital premises and underground parking spaces in Kontinkangas in Oulu.
In the first phase currently being taken up, two 10-storey buildings, Buildings A and B, will be constructed simultaneously so that they form a single entity.
B-building is targeted to be completed in 2023.
The A-building will be constructed by NCC Suomi in alliance with building systems contractor Aro-Systems, automation contractor Siemens as well as other operators.
Future Hospital OYS 2030 project director Kari-Pekka Tampio said: “The new hospital is essential and urgent for us. The plan to speed up the construction work was updated in the summer of 2018 – now we will have facilities for accident and emergency four years faster than initially planned.”
“In addition, we will save approximately EUR 300 million with the new plan’s construction order as we speed up the completion of the new hospital with six years.
“When the contractors for the first phase have now been chosen, we can move a step forward in the construction of the new hospital.”
Caverion head of Finland division Ville Tamminen said: “The importance of good preliminary planning is emphasised when the execution of the project happens in parallel with hospital operations.
“Especially the execution of technical systems requires careful planning to ensure normal and uninterrupted hospital operations during the construction phase.”
The objective of the Future Hospital OYS 2030 project is to renew the operations and processes of the hospitals of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District.
The renovation and renewal of properties aims to reduce property maintenance costs, increase energy efficiency, improve patient safety and grow the hospital’s productivity, using latest technology and information systems.
Skanska project development manager Markus Pöllä said: “The project makes use of life cycle cost calculation and indicators for decreasing costs and improving energy and material efficiency.”
Image: Oulu University Hospital (OYS) in Finland. Photo: Courtesy of Caverion Corporation.