NCC was commissioned a year ago to expand the hospital by adding a new treatment center and a technical utilities building. Locum – a real estate manager owned by Stockholm County Council - and NCC have now agreed on the project’s final implementation. Locum and NCC worked together on the project scope and costings, agreeing a contract amount of approximately SEK1.3bn (£114m).
NCC and Locum run the project in partnership, and the first phase was to determine the scope, project engineering and costing before the start of work on site. Construction has started on some parts where preparatory groundwork and construction of the frame are under way.
“The new emergency unit is a key part of the county of Stockholm’s future health and medical care plans, where all residents are to know that they receive the proper care on time,” said Paul Lindquist Fransson, chairman of the Locum board. “We will maintain our excellent partnership with NCC on this large and important project.”
NCC’s assignment includes two buildings. The first will accommodate new operating rooms, a sterile centre, a unit for postmortems and pathology/cytopathology, as well as a large new emergency unit. The second building will house the hospital operationals functions such as a centre for managing the hospital’s waste and incoming goods.
The ambition is to have the new buildings certified according to Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) Gold, the highest SGBC classification.
The new hospital buildings are expected to be ready at the end of 2018. When the new emergency unit opens in 2019, it will be the largest of its kind in Sweden.