Construction begins on €300M Finland hospital project

WCN Editorial Team 3 Feb 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

SRV Group has started construction on a new €300M hospital in Central Finland.

Hospital Nova, designed by JKMM, will be four times larger than the main railway station in Helsinki (about 106,800 sq m), according to the construction firm.

SRV’s senior vice president of operations in Finland Juha Toimela said: “Hospital projects are in many ways the culmination of SRV’s role in society as a developer and builder of urban centres.

“We have strong experience in the construction of healthcare and other demanding special facilities, and the combined value of the several hospital projects we have under way already exceeds €500M. SRV is currently Finland’s largest implementer of hospital projects.”

Ilpo Kokkila, chairman of SRV’s board of directors, said: “The project’s employment impact is extensive, and it will bring work to the area in construction, transport and subcontracting. At present, the site is employing around 100 people.

“Of the contractors operating at the Hospital Nova site, nearly 100% are Finnish, and of these nearly half come from the Central Finland area. Local operators have shown great interest in the construction site.”

Excavation work began in August 2016 and frame stage is currently in progress. Upon completion in 2020, the new hospital will replace all of the functions of the existing central hospital.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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