Veidekke wins contract to build school focused on sustainability in Gothenburg, Sweden

WCN Editorial Team 5 Nov 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Veidekke has been awarded a contract to construct Torslandaskolan F-6 for the Gothenburg City authority in Sweden.

The design and build contract carries a value of around SEK217m.

The new school is slated completion in spring 2024.

Currently, the city is currently celebrating its 400th anniversary. The construction of Torslandaskolan F-6 is seens as a part of the anniversary initiative “Rain Gothenburg”.

Featuring the slogan "The best city in the world when it’s raining", Gothenburg city is focused on sustainability.

Torslandaskolan is aimed at making water a resource for play and lessons.

City of Gothenburg senior project manager Karl Johan Canestedt said: “Gothenburg sees rain about every third day – which means that not only should you learn to like it, but also to make the best of it. The contractor Veidekke is doing just that, by making available their best resources to turn our vision into reality.

“Torslandaskolan is designed for both students and teachers to have fun in the rain, while delaying the water's entry into the stormwater system, to avoid congesting our drainage pipes in the event of heavy rainfall.”

Veidekke will be responsible for construction of approximately 8,900m2 gross area over three floors.

A pilot project, this school is a part of the city's commitment to make its buildings and their environments more accessible and inclusive to any user.

The expects that almost 600 students, including those with special requirements, will have a school that places great emphasis on sustainability and equality.

Veidekke Bygg Väst project manager Anders Holmqvist said: “We appreciate having the City of Gothenburg’s confidence and look forward to constructing an excellent learning environment for our children.”

The contract figures in the order book for the current quarter.

 

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Image: Torslandaskolan is aimed at making water a resource for play and lessons. Credit: Veidekke/Cision

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