Veidekke to build passive house school in Oslo

On behalf of the City of Oslo, Undervisningsbygg has awarded Veidekke Entreprenør the contract to build the new Vestli school and multi-purpose hall. The contract was won in a design and build competition, and is valued at NOK 307 million excluding VAT.

The contract involves building a new primary school for 840 pupils with four parallel classes per year. The school building will have a usable floor area of approx. 10.000 m2. The multi-purpose hall will be almost 3,000 m2 in size, with a 25 x 45 metre playing surface and a stand for 200 people. It will host handball, football, basketball and floorball games. Parts of the school and the multi-purpose hall will be designed for co-use with the local community outside of school hours. The designs are sturdy and eco-friendly, and the buildings will meet the requirements of the passive house standard.

The design and build contract also includes demolition of the existing school and the development of approximately 15,000 m2 of outdoor space for play and activity zones. Veidekke will also improve the access road and establish new parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the school and sports facility.

"Building good and modern educational facilities with clear environmental ambitions is something that we value at Veidekke," says Erik Økland, head of the department for public buildings. "We would like to thank the City of Oslo for the confidence they have shown in us, and are looking forward to starting this exciting project," Økland concludes.

Construction work will start in the autumn of 2018 and is scheduled for completion in November 2020.

For more information, contact:
Department Manager Erik Økland, tel. +47 95 05 13 65, erik.okland@veidekke.no
District Manager Anders W. Haugen, tel. +47 97 66 63 14, anders.haugen@veidekke.no
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 90 55 33 22, helge.dieset@veidekke.no

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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. Revenue is almost NOK 32 billion, and half of the 8,000 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.

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