Veidekke: Constructing admissions building for Drammen Hospital

After a two-month long negotiation phase, the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority has contracted Veidekke to construct the admissions building for the new hospital in Drammen. The contract is a design and build contract worth NOK 406 million, excluding VAT.

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The admissions building will be a combined office building with entrance facilities and canteen functions for staff and visitors. The building, with its total floor space of 13,400 m2 spread over five stories, will be situated between the psychiatry building and the somatic health building. Veidekke’s contract includes everything from planning to design, construction, a test phase and commissioning until the new hospital is complete in 2025.

“We are proud to have been chosen again and are very grateful for the continued trust. There is little that a contractor enjoys more than the chance to build a modern, future-oriented hospital that will benefit and please patients, relatives and staff. We are, therefore, extremely satisfied and look forward to expanding our collaboration with the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority’s project team,” says Head of Department Marianne Haugen of Veidekke Bygg.

This will be Veidekke’s second major contract for the new hospital in Drammen. In April, the company was contracted to build three buildings for mental health and substance abuse services worth NOK 770 million.

“With Veidekke we are getting a solid contractor that will help to ensure patients, staff and visitors receive a good welcome to the new hospital. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Veidekke in this new area,” says Project Director Arnstein Hodne of the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.

Building works will start in August with takeover scheduled for November 2024. Read more about the project here.

For further information please contact:
Head of Department Marianne Haugen, Veidekke Bygg Oslo, tel. +47 91 57 77 30,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, Veidekke, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,
Project Director with the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Arnstein Hodne, tel. +47 95 08 73 13, 

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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. Its annual turnover is approximately NOK 38 billion, and half of its 7,800 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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