Veidekke ASA: To build environmentally friendly commercial building for Entra in Oslo city centre

Veidekke ASA: To build environmentally friendly commercial building for Entra in Oslo city centre

20.12.2018 - 20:25

Veidekke has been commissioned by Entra to build a high-quality commercial building with offices, retail, services and hospitality across 10 storeys at Tullinløkka. The project has strong environmental ambitions and will achieve environmental certification. The value of the contract is approx. NOK 625 million excluding VAT.

“We’re very proud to have won the contract and being entrusted by Entra to build U7. This will be a commercial building of the highest order in terms of interior, exterior, flexibility and the environment. We also greatly appreciate that Entra has an ambition for this to be a leading-edge project with regard to universal design and accessibility,” says President & CEO Arne Giske of Veidekke.

Universitetsgaten 7 will be a new and forward-looking office and commercial building with a floor area of just above 21,000 m2. The building complex is organised into three parts with outward-oriented businesses at street level that will contribute to life and activity in the area. From the third to the tenth floor there will be offices, where the Hjort law firm will be among the tenants. A new passage will link the building to the adjacent new Faulty of Law that Veidekke is building for Entra.

The environment and sustainability are key to the project, which will be certified in accordance with the BREEAM-NOR class Excellent standard, passive house and energy class A. The building’s foundation will be steel core piles on rock and the shell will be erected from prefabricated steel and concrete. The material choice for the facades is a combination of glass, aluminium and a light/gilded natural stone cladding.

Construction work is planned to start at the end of January 2019, and the project is scheduled for completion in August 2021.

For more information, contact:
Project Manager Odd Arne Lian, tel. +47 41 66 05 56,
Project Manager Rune Fossland, tel. +47 90 16 64 80,
Communications Manager Helge Dieset, tel. +47 90 55 33 22,

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Veidekke is one of Scandinavia's largest construction and property development companies. The company undertakes all types of building construction and civil engineering contracts, develops residential projects, maintains roads, and produces asphalt and aggregates. The company is known for its involvement and local knowledge. Revenue is almost NOK 32 billion, and half of the 8,000 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.