Veidekke to build new Ruseløkka school

Veidekke to build new Ruseløkka school

17.09.2018 - 08:31

Veidekke and Undervisningsbygg have signed a contract for the construction of a new school at Ruseløkka in Oslo. The design and build contract is valued close to NOK 300 million excluding VAT. Start-up is scheduled for January 2019, with planned completion date of February 2021.

The new school building will provide 10.300m2 of space over seven floors, for 690 pupils in grades 1 to 10. The size of the plot mean that a tall building is needed, to preserve as much as possible of the schoolyard. The roof of the building will feature an exciting outdoor green space for pupils.

"Ruseløkka will house a national dance and ballet programme in cooperation with the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. A further aim of the development is to foster shared use with the local community after school hours," relates Undervisningsbygg project manager Øyvind Halvorsen.

The project is highly ambitious in environmental terms, with the aim of achieving a near zero-energy building. Solar panels will be installed on parts of the roof and façade, and the construction site will be fossil-free, not least thanks to the use of remote heating at the site and electrical machinery.

"We look forward to executing yet another exciting, high-profile school project for Undervisningsbygg. Finding sustainable solutions at all stages of the build is consistent with Veidekke's environmental ambitions," says Erik Økland, Veidekke head of departement of public buidings.

The project will comply with the strict requirements adopted by the City of Oslo regarding the use of apprentices and measures to combat work-related crime and social dumping.

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Department Manager Erik Økland, tel. +47 95 05 13 65,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,

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