Veidekke ASA: To build the world’s best rainy-day school

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Veidekke has been commissioned to build Torslandaskolan F-6 for the Gothenburg City authority. The design and build contract has a value of approx. SEK 217 million. The new school is scheduled for completion in spring 2024.

The City of Gothenburg is currently celebrating its 400th anniversary, and the construction of Torslandaskolan F-6 is part of the anniversary initiative “Rain Gothenburg”. Under the slogan "The best city in the world when it’s raining", Gothenburg focuses on sustainability and addressing climate change. Torslandaskolan aims to make water a resource for play as well as for lessons.


“Gothenburg sees rain about every third day – which means that not only should you learn to like it, but also to make the best of it. The contractor Veidekke is doing just that, by making available their best resources to turn our vision into reality. Torslandaskolan is designed for both students and teachers to have fun in the rain, while delaying the water's entry into the stormwater system, to avoid congesting our drainage pipes in the event of heavy rainfall, says Karl Johan Canestedt, senior project manager in the City of Gothenburg.


Veidekke's assignment includes new production of approx. 8,900 sqm gross area over three floors. The school is also a pilot project in the city's commitment to making its buildings and their environments more accessible, inclusive and attractive to any user, regardless of gender or gender identity, age, functional abilities etc. This means that the nearly 600 students, including those with special needs, will have a school that places great emphasis on sustainability and equality.


“We appreciate having the City of Gothenburg’s confidence and look forward to constructing an excellent learning environment for our children, says Anders Holmqvist, project manager at Veidekke Bygg Väst.


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


For more information, contact:
Charlotta Nilsén, EVP Veidekke Construction Sweden, ph. +46 070-600 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.