Swedish construction firm NCC has won a SEK915m ($113.78m) order from Akademiska Hus to carry out an expansion of the Angstrom Laboratory at Uppsala University in Sweden.
The existing facility, covering an area of 72,000m2, is used by more than 5,000 researchers and students every day. The facility is overcrowded and therefore, larger premises are needed, said NCC.
The expansion project is a partnering arrangement between NCC and Akademiska Hus.
Under the agreement, a new wing will be constructed to the south with mainly teaching facilities and office space.
Later, a cube-shaped main building will be built to the north, which will accommodate more than 1,200 students and 400 employees.
A new entrance to the Angstrom Laboratory will be constructed in the main building.
Along with the main entrance, a reception, student services, meeting areas, cafes, library, atrium and an auditorium will also be built.
The expansion will add a total of 30,000m2. The project will be executed in two phases.
While construction of the new wing is planned to begin in spring 2018, with occupancy in autumn 2020, work on the main building is planned to begin in autumn 2018, with occupancy in spring 2022.
The order value of SEK915m ($113.78m) will be registered during the first quarter of 2018 in the building business area.
NCC Building Sweden head Henrik Landelius said: “Akademiska Hus is a highly skilled partner and it is gratifying to contribute together toward developing the Angstrom Laboratory.
“The expansion will allow research and teaching activities at Uppsala University to grow in an interdisciplinary environment.”
Akademiska Hus project manager Hayar Gohary said: “The expansion of the Angstrom Laboratory is an important initiative for Uppsala University.
“We are pleased to sign this agreement with NCC and look forward to working together with NCC as a partner in this very exciting project.”