Veidekke ASA: To expand school in Bergen

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Bergen municipality has awarded Veidekke the contract to build a new school building in connection with the extension of Midtun school at Nesttun in Fana city district. This is a design and build construction contract valued at NOK 111 million, excluding VAT.

Bergen municipality is expecting a steady increase in pupil numbers at Midtun children’s school in the next few years, and the school will therefore be expanded to accommodate a further 150 pupils. Veidekke has won the competition to build the extension, which will comprise 2,540 m2 across four storeys. The extension will be linked to the existing building via corridors in the main building.  

We are grateful for the confidence shown in us, and are looking forward to starting construction. Building good schools is one of the things we find most satisfying. It is very important for society and the coming generation, and at Veidekke we have extensive expertise in building educational facilities in close cooperation with the municipality and partners,” says director Ingmar Austevoll of Veidekke storbyregion Bergen. 

The contract between Bergen municipality and Veidekke also includes several options for additional works. Actual construction starts in the course of June, and completion is scheduled for Q4 2020. 

Photo (from left): Regional Director Ingmar Austevoll of Veidekke and Director Willy André Gjesdal of Bergen municipality’s development agency. 

For more information, contact:
Regional Director Ingmar Austevoll, tel. +47 97 08 82 99, 
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, 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.