Swedish construction company NCC has signed a SEK1.7 billion (US$180 million) stage 1 contract for the building of a new ‘super hospital’ on the island of Zealand in Denmark.
Said to be the largest single construction on the island, the New North Zealand Hospital will comprise a low, four-storey building shaped like a four-leaf clover. Construction work on the 118,000m2 project is expected to take over four years and it will be the last ‘super hospital’ built in the country.
Palle Bjerre Rasmussen, head of NCC Building Nordics in Denmark, said, “We are delighted to continue the good cooperation we have with our customer, the New North Zealand Hospital. Building a hospital of this size is well suited to us and we are looking forward to beginning this contract.”
NCC’s contract comprises the delivery of construction planning as well as ground, wastewater, concrete and steel works. The building company will provide tendering and procurement of façades and roofs and a service centre for the hospital as part of phase two of the project.
In addition, NCC will also be responsible for the tendering and procurement of the interior, different types of installations as well as landscaping work for phase three.
Henrik Schødts, project manager for the New North Zealand Hospital, said, “You need a committed contractor to build such a large hospital for the people of North Zealand and NCC has a key role in ensuring the hospital becomes something special.
“We have great expectations of NCC. This is particularly true as regards running an efficient and digital construction process, where we can follow the timetables and budget in detail to enable us to make the right decisions together. This is how we will build a special hospital for our inhabitants.”
Award of the Stage 2 and 3 contracts is conditional on NCC completing Stage 1 within the developer’s budget.