NCC wins contract for new hospital in Trondheim, Norway

WCN Editorial Team 8 May 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Nordic construction firm NCC has won a turnkey contract worth around SEK300m (approximately $32m) from St Olavs Hospital for a high-security clinic for psychiatric care at Ostmarka in Trondheim, Norway.

All functions currently housed in the hospital at Broset in Trondheim for psychiatric care will be transferred to the new building.

Work to develop the clinic began in August 2018 and NCC has collaborated with St Olavs Hospital to create a 6,750m² building that will also have large outdoor spaces. The psychiatric clinic in Ostmarka is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.

Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency) project manager Bjorn Remen said: “This is the first time a regional high-security building is being constructed in Norway, and it offers us an opportunity to build a clinic that is functional and adapted to this particular group of patients.”

St Olavs Hospital saw the need for premises suitable for psychiatric care and existing premises will be replaced by modern facilities.

Previously, NCC has executed similar buildings in Sweden and Denmark.

NCC Building Norway district manager Lars Petter Gamlem said: “We are very satisfied with this contract with St. Olavs Hospital. Project planning together with St. Olavs Hospital has been inspiring and constructive.

“We are looking forward to starting construction work and we are pleased to have this opportunity to build a functional clinic adapted to patients, employees and visitors.”

In April 2018, NCC secured an order worth more than SEK1.5bn (around $155m) for the construction of 233 housing units and a parking garage on Kronlobsoen, a new island at Copenhagen Nordhavn.

The new island is located in Indre Nordhavn, between Sundkaj and Fortkaj, which are under development.

The project, comprising a total floor area of 63,600m², is being developed by By & Havn, PensionDanmark and Nordkranen.

Six storeys above the parking garage will accommodate the 233 housing units. The parking garage will consist of four storeys under water level. Three bridges and a tunnel will connect the new island to land.

The project company is Kronløbsøen Projekt, in which By & Havn has a 50% stake, PensionDanmark 40% stake and Nordkranen 10% stake.

Construction will commence this summer and is expected to be completed in 2023.

The project has been designed by Wilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter og Cobe. Architect firm STED is responsible for landscape architecture.


Image: An illustration of high-security clinic for psychiatric care at Ostmarka in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: Courtesy of Karlsson, Schønherr and RATIO.

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