Skanska wins €190m Finnish hospital contract

WCN Editorial Team 27 Feb 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Swedish construction firm Skanska has secured a contract worth €190m from the Oulu University Hospital to construct a new hospital building in Oulu, Finland.

Under the contract, Skanska will construct the new building, replacing the outdated hospital buildings that were established in the 1970s.

The new hospital will comprise buildings A and B that will form a single, ten-floor building, which is estimated to entail an investment of €375m.

With a total area of about 59,000m², the building will have emergency rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, delivery wards and support functions.

The B building is planned to be executed by a consortium comprising Caverion Suomi, Skanska Talonrakennus and Siemens Osakeyhtiö with Tierna group, including A-lnsinöörit, arkkitehtitoimisto Tähti-Set, Lukkaroinen Arkkitehdit, UKI Arkkitehdit and Granlund.

Skanska is serving as the main contractor of the B building, which is scheduled for completion in phases by the end of 2023.
Additionally, Caverion will provide technical solutions, safety and communications technology and design management for the B alliance.

Caverion Finland executive vice president Ville Tamminen said: “This contract strengthens Caverion’s position in demanding hospital projects in Finland.

“Our good experience of cooperation with our alliance partners in the Kainuu hospital project in Finland gives us a solid basis to implement this large-scale project, which utilises state-of-the-art technology in many forms.”

Last year, Skanska signed a contract worth €170m with Citycon, an urban shopping centres developer in the Nordic and Baltic region, to build the Lippulaiva shopping centre in Espoo, Finland.

The shopping centre, which will have an area of 44,000m², will mainly include groceries, with nearly 80 different stores and services.

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Illustration of the new hospital in Finland. (Credit: Skanska)

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