NCC has signed an agreement to construct a new government office hub for the Danish Building and Property Agency in Odense, Denmark. The new office will be a six-story wooden building comprising approximately 31,000 square meters with a focus on sustainability. The order value is approximately SEK 880 million.
Illustration: C.F. Møller Architects Aesthetica
NCC and the Danish Building and Property Agency signed a contract back in July 2021, and financing for the project has now been approved by the Finance Committee of the Danish parliament, which puts the contract into effect.
"NCC has a strong offering and we are really looking forward to the cooperation. This is an exciting project in which we, NCC and the rest of the construction industry can gain valuable experience from and that will serve as a modern framework for government workplaces in Odense," says Signe Primdal Lyndrup, Deputy Director of the Danish Building and Property Agency.
One major factor behind NCC, together with C.F. Møller Architects and MOE, winning the assignment was the architectural proposal presented by the parties. In addition to the functionality and flexibility requirements, a crucial requirement for the project was that the load-bearing structure had to be made of wood.
"NCC has constructed several buildings out of wood around the Nordic region, and that experience was crucial for this assignment. The Agency's new office is an extremely interesting project and a milestone for the development of sustainable solutions in the Danish construction industry. We look forward to the start of construction," says Catarina Molén-Runnäs, Business Area Manager of NCC Building Nordics.
The project will be implemented with a strong emphasis on reducing the environmental impact in connection with the actual construction work and the subsequent operation by, for example, minimizing energy consumption.
Construction will commence in 2022 and the project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2025.
The assignment will be carried out on a turnkey basis. The order value is approximately SEK 880 million and will be registered among orders in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the NCC Building Nordics business area.