Veidekke ASA: To build Swan eco-labelled school in Røyken

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Veidekke has been awarded the contract by Røyken municipality to build the new Torvbråten school. The school and a multi-purpose hall will be built using massive wood, and the project has lofty ambitions regarding the environment. This is a design and build construction contract valued at NOK 187 million, excluding VAT.

The new school will have two parallel classes for pupils from the first to seventh years. The school will have a floor area of 4,200 m2 and will total 6,700 m2 across two storeys with teaching areas and a multi-purpose hall. Veidekke’s contract also includes developing the outdoor areas around the school. The site is 31,000 m2 in size. 

Good school buildings are among the most important things we can build, and we're very pleased to have won the competition for this contract. We’re pleased to have gained the confidence of Røyken municipality and are looking forward to a good partnership with Røyken eiendom,” says district manager Gro Brathovde of Veidekke Bygg Buskerud. 

Torvbråten school is an interesting project that focuses on sustainable solutions, which is in line with Veidekke’s environmental ambitions. The school will achieve the Swan eco-label and will be built from massive wood, and will also have solar panels and surface water retention on the roof surfaces.  

“Now we and our partners will carry out the project in the best possible way in collaboration with the municipality’s team. Construction work will start with the demolition of the existing school when the school term ends in June, and the new school is scheduled to open when the term starts in January 2021,” Brathovde concludes. 

For more information, contact:
District manager Gro Brathovde of Veidekke, tel. +47 91 19 53 54, 
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,  

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Annual turnover is approx. NOK 36 billion, and around half of its 8600 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.