Veidekke and Kjeldsberg to build 12,000 m2 office building in Trondheim

Veidekke and Kjeldsberg to build 12,000 m2 office building in Trondheim

14.07.2017 - 15:00

Veidekke Eiendom AS and R. Kjeldsberg AS have decided to start construction of Lysgården, a new office building at Sluppen in Trondheim. The building is already 70% leased, and will convene Veidekke's operations in Trondheim, among other things.

In recent years Veidekke has seen strong growth in activities in Trondheim. There has therefore been a desire to gather all operations in new regional headquarters with both contracting, property and industrial operations in the region. In addition to Veidekke, the building is also leased to Sweco. The current lease ratio is 70%. The building is scheduled for completion in May 2019.

Lysgården will be one of Trondheim's most distinct buildings with architecture designed to engage and enthuse, where efficient office spaces are organized around an internal atrium. Light in combination with glass is key to the building, which will be a natural focal point for everyone driving on the E6 road. The building will have BREEAM Excellent environmental certification with energy consumption of around 40 kWh/m2, significantly lower than requirements to passive houses.

  • "Veidekke and Kjeldsberg are both large and long-established businesses in Trondheim, and Lysgården aims to set the standard for office buildings of the future, says regional director of Veidekke Eiendom, Pål Aglen.
  • "Sluppen's location at Trondheim's geographical centre will allow many of the users to cycle to work. The building will therefore include indoor bicycle parking for around 200 employees, which is an important contribution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," says Ole Petter Bjørseth with R. Kjeldsberg AS.

Sluppen is one of the most central new growth areas in Trondheim, located at the start of the so-called Knowledge Axis, and houses many of the city's leading technology communities.

For more information, please contact:
Regional director of Veidekke Eiendom, Pål Aglen, tel. +47 993 89 224, pal.aglen
Managing director of R. Kjeldsberg AS, Ole Petter Bjørseth, tel. +47 992 36 405,
CFO of Veidekke ASA, Jørgen Michelet, tel. +47 917 43 856,

Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Its annual turnover is NOK 30 billion and around half of its 7,400 employees own shares in the company. Veidekke is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has always posted a profit since it was founded in 1936.