Skanska to build new premises at University of Gothenburg

WCN Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.2bn ($125m) from Akademiska Hus, the Swedish government body, to build new premises for the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg.

Scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2023, the project includes two new seven-storey building bodies along with an intermediate portion that contains the atrium and meeting rooms.

The building is expected to cover a total area of nearly 32,000m² and it will be home to advanced lab environments along with classrooms and offices.

The premises have been given a flexible design that can be changed as per the University’s future needs. Additionally, a connecting building with 2,000m² of space will be rebuilt.

Investment in the new building could support the university to gather larger parts of its activities within the Faculty of Science, including nearly 3,000 students and 500-600 employees, in one place.

The building will also act as an important place to continue the development on the campus Medicinareberget.

In October this year, Skanska signed a SEK1.1bn ($114.8m) contract with the Region Västra Götaland, Västfastigheter to build a new Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The project includes a new hospital building and supply building, taking up near 27,300m² of space along with an associated garage with 175 parking spaces.

The hospital building will include five floors and will contain operating rooms, reception and resources for imaging and sampling for both adults and children. Construction began last month and the building is expected to receive its first patients before the end of 2023.

In September, the construction company had signed additional contracts with Region Skåne to build a new healthcare building in Malmö, Sweden. The contract for the now contracted and remaining stages is worth nearly SEK4.2bn ($438m).

The building will include two towers with 10 and 11 stories above ground, interconnected with culverts and connecting corridors. It will also include more than 2,200 rooms and will the workplace for over 2,000 people.

With the new building in place, the hospital area will increase with more than 100,000m² of new space for operating rooms, care and intensive care.

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Image: Rendering of the new building to be located at the University of Gothenburg. Photo: Courtesy of Kanozi Architects.

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