Norwegian construction company Veidekke has bagged a contract from Ferd Eiendom to design and build the Humlehagen housing project at Ensjø in Oslo, Norway.

Under the $43m (NOK393m) contract, Veidekke will build 133 apartments and nine townhouses.

The Humlehagen (‘bumble bee garden’) will be developed in Gladengveien in Ensjø, close to Tiedemannsbyen, where Ferd Eiendom has already developed 1,200 homes.

Ferd Eiendom Residential Development director Anders Holmlund said: “We are proud and happy that we are now in the process of building. This is also the start of the last project that remains for us at Ensjø.

“Ferd Eiendom takes both quality of living and sustainability seriously. Biodiversity is important, and here in Humlehagen we have focused especially on the bumble bees.

“We will contribute what we can to facilitate bumble bee-friendly planting, and there will be bumble bee boxes, greenhouses and plant boxes that the residents can use for their own cultivation.”

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The housing will be an environmentally certified project, featuring greenhouses, social meeting places, pergola along with a few other features.

Construction works have already commenced at the site and are expected to conclude by the end of 2023 or early 2024.

Veidekke Bygg Oslo department manager Kaare Gilhus said: “Veidekke has ambitious climate goals, so it is very appropriate that we are working with Ferd Eiendom, which we find to be well ahead on sustainability and environmentally friendly choices.

“We have worked closely together from the start on how we can reduce the greenhouse gas footprint, and we hope that this is the start of a good, long and sustainable partnership.”


The housing project will feature a total of 133 apartments. Credit: Veidekke ASA / Cision.