Swedish construction company NCC, in partnership with Liseberg, is set to expand the largest amusement park in the Nordic region with the addition of a new water park and a hotel.
Through the Liseberg Skår development company, Liseberg will invest SEK2bn ($228.6m) in the new project, which includes construction of a water park, a themed destination hotel and parking facilities.
Liseberg’s development company CEO Thomas Sjöstrand said: “Liseberg is one of the most popular destinations in the Nordic region and we are constantly striving to develop the amusement park to make it attractive for our more than three million annual visitors.
“This is a major investment in a new water park, which will be open all year round, and a themed destination hotel directly adjacent to the park.”
The new assignment is a partnering arrangement between NCC and Liseberg.
Initially, NCC will conduct infrastructure works, ground-level parking and a planned parking facility.
Later, construction will begin on a themed destination hotel of over 30,000m² with more than 450 rooms.
The final stage will involve the construction of the water park, which will cover 18,000m² with space for 2,800 visitors and include about 10 water slides and pools.
NCC Building Sweden head Henrik Landelius said: “Running a project in partnership offers an optimal work method for complex and major construction assignments and enables a better final product.
“Our extensive experience of building swimming halls and leisure centres, together with our water and environmental expertise in NCC Badhus, will be highly valuable when we now construct one of the Sweden’s largest water parks.”
Engineering work will commence in May. Later, construction of the ground-level parking will begin.
The parking is scheduled to be completed ahead of the 2019 season.
The hotel and water park are likely to be completed between 2021 and 2023.
NCC is involved in construction, infrastructure and property development in the Nordic region.