Veidekke ASA: To build Nordic Ecolabelled massive-wood homes for OBOS in Sigtuna, Sweden

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Veidekke has been commissioned by OBOS to build 53 Nordic Ecolabelled residential units in Sigtuna, northwest of Stockholm. The project is a design and build contract valued at approx. SEK 101 million, with occupancy expected to start in Q1 2023.

“We are pleased to announce that the project is starting up,” says Tommy Waldnert, property developer at OBOS. “While industrial factory production is the OBOS norm, this project required a different type of construction to meet specific noise requirements. With a department dedicated to wood construction, Veidekke fulfilled an important prerequisite in the project.”

The brand new Sigtuna Stadsängar district aims to be Sweden's most sustainable. A 330,000 m2 area will house 900 residential units, built for various types of living formats and rental contracts. In the upcoming Brf Honungskupan project, Veidekke Entreprenad will construct the buildings, while OBOS will develop and sell the 53 tenant-owned apartments, and Sveriges Bostadsrättscentrum (SBC) will be responsible for the further management of the housing association.

“We look forward to contributing with OBOS to the development of Sigtuna, by building this great project of Nordic Ecolabelled multi-family massive-wood units,” says Linda Björklund in Veidekke Bygg Stockholm.

The 53 two-, three- and four-room units, with 47–104 m2 of living space, will offer a variety of floor plans. All units will have a balcony or patio, and the buildings will vary in height and color schemes. The name of the new housing association, Brf Honungskupan, refers to the sustainability ambitions set for Sigtuna Stadsängar, where builders must fulfill the municipality's list of some twenty requirements to ensure that construction is environmentally friendly.

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

For more information, contact:
Mats Nyström, EVP/CEO Veidekke Sweden, ph. +46 705 37 12 60  

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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 8,000 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.