Veidekke wins $17.4m contract to construct new emergency building in Norway

WCN Editorial Team 2 Mar 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Norwegian construction company Veidekke has been awarded a contract, worth NOK 150m ($17.4m) by Arendal Eiendom to construct a new emergency building at Sørlandet Hospital in Arendal.

The new five-storey building spanning approximately 5,500m2 of area will house a new inter-municipal emergency room with an emergency centre and response centre, a section for municipal emergency help, and a triage department with 11 short-term places.

It will also include changing room and toilet facilities, several meeting rooms, storage, technical rooms and underground parking space for ambulances and police.

The new facility for emergency room, municipal emergency help and triage facilities will be connected to Arendal Hospital through an underground culvert.

The construction work of the site is scheduled to commence by the end of this month and completion is expected before Christmas next year.

Veidekke Bygg Agder district manager Atle Monan said: “This is a project that is important to many people in our region, and we greatly appreciate the contract.

“We currently have an excellent partnership with Arendal Eiendom at Fløybyen and are grateful for their renewed confidence in us. Modern health care facilities are complex building projects, and we have very good experience with these.

“Through partnership and involvement, we are confident that we will achieve a result to the satisfaction and benefit of patients, relatives and employees.”

Last month, the construction company unveiled plans to begin construction of a new residential project in Cederhusen.

The Cederhusen project includes two residential blocks and construction is now starting for the second building on the first block.

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Illustration of the new building at Sørlandet Hospital in Arendal. (Credit: Cision.)

 

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