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Wooden construction to surprise Sweden

Published on :Thursday, November 25, 2021

Veidekke ASA to build innovation wooden building in Lund Sweden. Veidekke has been commissioned by Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB to build Space (Kunskapen 1) in Lund, Sweden. Among the first in Lund’s new Science Village, the innovation building will house offices and laboratories, with occupancy estimated to start in September 2023. The contract value of the collaborative project, comprising two phases, is approx. SEK 168 million ($19.8 million).

Veidekke’s assignment involves new construction of a total gross area of 7,400 m2, designed for office and research purposes. The “Space” project will be built in Scandinavian style, with a hybrid frame of wood combined with green concrete and green steel. To meet the strictest sustainability requirements for everything from materials to energy optimisation, the building will be certified in accordance with Miljöbyggnad Guld and NollCO2. “Space” will also be certified to the WELL standard, which stipulates that special attention be paid to employee well-being, in the form of air quality, acoustics, movement, nutrition, mental health, etc.

Veidekke is one of the Scandinavia’s largest contractors.

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