Swedish construction firm NCC has announced that will start work on the next phase of the Södersjukhuset Hospital expansion project in Stockholm, Sweden.
The company was commissioned in June 2015 to expand the hospital by adding a new treatment centre and a technical utilities building.
Locum — a real estate manager owned by Stockholm County Council — and NCC have now agreed on the project’s final implementation.
The SEK1.3bn (£114M) contract will include the construction of two buildings. The first will house new operating rooms, a sterile centre, a unit for postmortems and pathology/cytopathology, as well as a large new emergency unit.
The second building will house the hospital operation functions such as a centre for managing the hospital’s waste and incoming goods.
Locum’s chairman Paul Lindquist Fransson said: “The new emergency unit is a key part of the county of Stockholm’s future health and medical care plans, where all residents are to know that they receive the proper care on time.
“We will maintain our excellent partnership with NCC on this large and important project.”
Construction has commenced on some portions where preparatory groundwork and construction of the frame are in progress.
The new hospital buildings are expected to be completed at the end of 2018. Once the new emergency unit opens in 2019, it will be the largest of its kind in Sweden.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.