Veidekke to commence construction of residential project in Cederhusen, Stockholm

WCN Editorial Team 18 Feb 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Veidekke has announced its plans to commence construction of a new residential project in Cederhusen, which is claimed to be Stockholm's first massive wood residential area.

The project is expected to be ready for occupancy from autumn of next year.

It is the last of a two-part design-and-build contract for Folkhem and carries a contract value of approximately $12.9m (SEK108m).

The Cederhusen project comprises two residential blocks, with the construction of the second building on the first block now commencing.

The building will have ten storeys above-ground, out of which the top eight will be constructed from massive wood, while two at the bottom will be built with concrete and feature cedar siding.

Wooden buildings weigh less and are claimed to bind CO2, make less noise during construction and are quieter to live in.

Folkhem business and product development manager Anna Ervast Öberg said: “We are excited about the market’s reception of the project, which enables us to develop the entire first block in one go. This is a very unique project and an important symbol of Folkhem and of wood construction.

“Veidekke has set high and clear ambitions for the project, and has an excellent team in place. Their commitment bodes well for the implementation of the project, as well as for bringing to Stockholm something absolutely awesome, which will forever and always be its first inner-city massive wood residential block.”

Veidekke Sweden technical and environmental manager David Grimheden said: “We appreciate the opportunity to further utilise the expertise we have built through this amazing and important project. I am proud to see it grow and I look forward to continuing to take part in the collaboration and commitment that has made the project possible.”

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Veidekke is commencing construction of a new project in Cederhusen, Stockholm. (Credit: Veidekke)

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