Veidekke has received a design-and-build contract to construct an environmentally certified office and commercial building in Haugesund, Norway.
The contract amounts to Nkr300m ($28.44m), excluding VAT.
The building, to be built for Smedasundet Sytti7 (Caiano), will span a total of 8,500m², with 6,000m² of this area dedicated to office space.
Veidekke Rogaland district manager Bendik Aarstad said: “It can surely be called a milestone that we are now able to announce the full startup of construction work at Smedasundet 77 for one of our regular and most loyal customers in Haugesund.
“The project, which we have developed over a long period in partnership with Caiano, now satisfies the Directorate for Cultural Heritage’s requirements, including a copy of the old seafront building facade in Smedasundet.”
Contracts for the office section have already been signed by tenants such as DNB and Deloitte.
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Quality Hotel Maritim will manage the building’s canteen during the day and operate a restaurant in the evenings.
In addition, it will oversee the conference facilities, including a foyer, seminar rooms, and a 125-seat auditorium.
The project aims to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method Very Good certification.
It will incorporate recycled materials such as crushed concrete from the Lille Maritim site.
Necessary work has been expedited following the onboarding of the first tenants late last year, with groundwork, piling, and detailed design work already in progress.
Construction of the new building is expected to begin soon, with completion anticipated in 2026.
Caiano project manager Martin Laurhammer said: “We are pleased to sign yet another contract with Veidekke as we embark on a construction project that will have great significance for the city, including an extension of the quayside promenade.
“We have put a lot of effort into creating a project to be proud of, and which is both attractive to the tenants and good for Haugesund.”
The project is being included in Veidekke’s order book for the first quarter of this year.