Swedish construction company NCC and Danish real estate rental agency ATP Ejendomme have signed an agreement to refurbish and expand Nordea’s former headquarters in Copenhagen and convert it into the Hilton Copenhagen City Center.
The contract is valued at approximately SEK825m ($88m).
NCC head of refurbishment in Denmark Dennis Nielsen said: “We are very proud that ATP Ejendomme has chosen us for this exciting project.
“Our organization has exactly the experience and expertise necessary to handle an assignment of this size and complexity.”
The refurbishment and remodelling is expected to give the fort-like building a more open and welcoming facade and turn it into Christianshavn’s new Hilton Copenhagen City Center hotel.
Among other changes, a transparent extension will be constructed on the concrete foundation of the building.
A new, wide staircase will also be constructed from Knippel Bridge to the harbour promenade and the hotel restaurant.
ATP Ejendomme head of property management Christiamn Hartmann said: “We’re pleased to have come to an agreement with NCC for refurbishing the Hilton Copenhagen City Center.
“We’ve had good experiences with NCC on earlier and ongoing projects, and consider them a competent partner in problem solving.”
Construction is expected to begin later in 2019 and be completed by the end of February 2021.
NCC senior project manager of refurbishment in Denmark Karina Mary Andersen said: “This is an incredibly exciting refurbishment that we’re looking forward to getting started with.
“Our collective expertise and experience will really shine through in this project. We’re pleased to have the chance to cooperate with ATP Ejendomme and Hilton, the future tenant.”
Such complex renovation projects are part of NCC’s core expertise and the company already has collaboration with ATP on a similar renovation project at Falkoner Center.
NCC, one of the major companies in the Nordics within construction, infrastructure and property development, recorded sales of more than SEK57bn ($6.1bn) in 2018.
Image: NCC to convert offices into a new Hilton hotel in Copenhagen. Photo: Courtesy of NCC.