Veidekke ASA: To build innovation building in Lund's new Science Village

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Veidekke has been commissioned by Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB to build Space (Kunskapen 1) in Lund. Among the first in Lund’s new Science Village, the innovation building will house offices and laboratories, with occupancy estimated to start in September 2023. The contract value of the collaborative project, comprising two phases, is approx. SEK 168 million.

Veidekke's assignment involves new construction of a total gross area of 7,400 m2, designed for office and research purposes. The “Space” project will be built in Scandinavian style, with a hybrid frame of wood combined with green concrete and green steel. To meet the strictest sustainability requirements for everything from materials to energy optimisation, the building will be certified in accordance with Miljöbyggnad Guld and NollCO2. “Space” will also be certified to the WELL standard, which stipulates that special attention be paid to employee well-being, in the form of air quality, acoustics, movement, nutrition, mental health, etc.

“It is both inspiring and a great honor to be involved in the development and construction of this building with Wihlborgs. This is a project that suits us like a glove, with close collaboration and involvement, says Cecilia Eneberg, project manager at Veidekke Bygg Syd.

The contract is included in the order book for the current quarter.

Illustrations: Wihlborgs Fastigheter

For more information, contact:
Charlotta Nilsén, EVP Veidekke Construction Sweden, ph. +46 70-600 30 87

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest contractors. In addition to undertaking all types of building and civil engineering assignments, the group also maintains roads and produces asphalt and aggregates. Veidekke emphasises stakeholder involvement and local experience. Its annual turnover is approximately NOK 38 billion, and half of its 8,100 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, and has posted a profit every year since its inception in 1936.