Veidekke: Building office building in Haugesund

Veidekke has been commissioned to build an environmentally certified office and commercial building on the quayside promenade in Haugesund for Smedasundet Sytti7 AS (Caiano AS). The building will be 8,500 square meters in size, of which 6,000 square meters are offices. The contract is a design and build contract valued at NOK 300 million excluding VAT.

Smedasundet Caiano

“It can surely be called a milestone that we are now able to announce the full start-up of construction work at Smedasundet 77 for one of our regular and most loyal customers in Haugesund. The project, which we have developed over a long period in partnership with Caiano, now satisfies the Directorate for Cultural Heritage's requirements, including a copy of the old seafront building façade in Smedasundet. Yet again, we appreciate the confidence Caiano has shown in us and are looking forward to implementing a very attractive project," says district manager Bendik Aarstad with Veidekke Bygg Rogaland.

Tenants DNB and Deloitte have already signed contracts for the office section. Quality Hotel Maritim will run the canteen in the building during the day, a restaurant in the premises in the evenings and the conference section with foyer, seminar rooms and a 125-seat auditorium. The project will be BREEAM certified as Very Good, which includes the reuse of some materials such as the concrete from Lille Maritim that will be crushed and reused on site.

"We are pleased to sign yet another contract with Veidekke as we embark on a construction project that will have great significance for the city, including an extension of the quayside promenade. We have put a lot of effort into creating a project to be proud of, and which is both attractive to the tenants and good for Haugesund,” says project manager Martin Laurhammer with Smedasundet Sytti7 AS.

After the first tenants came on board this autumn, the necessary work in the sea started quickly in the winter time slot before the spawning season starts. The groundwork with demolition and piling work as well as the detailed design is thus well underway already. Start of construction of the new building will now follow, and everything is scheduled for completion in the new year of 2026..

This contract is included in Veidekke's order book for the first quarter 2024.

For further information, please contact:
Bendik Aarstad, district manager Veidekke Bygg Rogaland, tel. +47 911 93 701, 
Helge Dieset, Communications Manager Veidekke, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,
Martin Laurhammer, project manager Smedasundet Sytti7 AS, tel. +47 909 54 296,

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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. Annual turnover is approx. NOK 39 billion, and almost half of its 8,000 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.

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