Veidekke ASA: Wins NOK 1.1 billion contract in Bærum
Bærum municipality and Veidekke have signed a contract to build Oksenøya centre at Fornebulandet. The centre will have a very strong environmental profile and will include a large elementary school, a kindergarten, a sports facility and an assisted living and care centre. The contract, which was won in a price and design competition, is valued at more than NOK 1.1 billion excluding VAT.
“We are extremely pleased we and our partners won the competition to build Oksenøya centre and are grateful for the confidence shown in us. This will be a very special community centre where Bærum municipality will combine several functions for the young and elderly at the same site for unique interaction between the various buildings. At the same time, the project has very high ambitions in terms of sustainability and the environment, and this is something we really appreciate,” says Erik Økland, head of department for public projects with Veidekke Bygg Oslo.
The elementary school will accommodate 1,050 pupils, the kindergarten 300 children and the assisted living and care centre will have 150 spaces. The sports facility will have a multi-purpose hall the size of a handball court and a separate section for gymnastics, a community facility with a size 9 artificial turf field and two sensory gardens for the elderly in the living and care centre.
The project will be implemented as an ideal environmental project (FutureBuilt), and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% in transport, energy and material use. The project will be certified in accordance with the BREEAM-NOR Outstanding class, which is the highest level that only a handful of projects have achieved in Norway.
Now the project will undergo detailed planning in the pre-project phase in close cooperation with Bærum municipality and their user groups. Construction work will start at the 2019/2020 turn of the year, and completion is estimated to be the spring of 2022 for the school and kindergarten, while the living and care centre will be completed in December 2022.
More information on the project is available here: https://www.baerum.kommune.no/politikk-og-samfunn/barum-2035/smart-kommune/oksenoya-senter/
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.