Veidekke ASA: To build school on Askøy
Veidekke Entreprenør has been awarded the contract to build a new school building and to remodel parts of Tveit school on Askøy outside Bergen. The contract with Askøy municipality is a general contract valued at close to NOK 130 million, excluding VAT.
The project will provide the school with more classrooms and group rooms, a new library and a new multi-purpose hall with a stage, gym and accompanying changing rooms. The new school building will be four stories in height and will be linked to the existing school building, which will also undergo some remodelling. The combined gross area for the new building and remodelled area in the project is approximately 7,100 m², and the school will have a capacity of around 600 pupils from the first to seventh grade when all works are completed.
The new building and parts of the existing building will be built with significant focus on indoor climate, and the school will be heated by environmentally friendly energy wells. Outdoor facilities will also be subject to extensive upgrades with a new parking lot, adjustment of Kollevågveien, rebuilding of the football pitch, the establishment of external roads, ramps and stairs, and a play area with a wooden walkway and playground equipment that invites physical exertion.
"Good school buildings are among the most important things we can build, and we're very pleased to have won the competition for the contract and that Askøy municipality has confidence in us. We're looking forward to good cooperation so that we, along with the municipality's team and our subcontractors, jointly complete the project in the best possible manner," says district manager Erlend Bygnes with Veidekke Entreprenør.
Work will start on 1 December, and the new building will be ready for the start of the school term in the autumn of 2018. The upgrade of the existing building is scheduled for completion by February 2019.
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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building and construction contracts, maintains roads and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company's operations are characterised by involvement and local knowledge. Revenue is NOK 24.5 billion (2015), and half of the 7,000 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has always posted a profit since it was founded in 1936.