Veidekke ASA: To extend lower secondary school in Bærum

Veidekke ASA: To extend lower secondary school in Bærum

20.05.2020 - 13:59

After a concluded interaction phase, Veidekke has signed a contract with Bærum municipality to build a new building and rehabilitate the current buildings at Bekkestua lower secondary school. This is a design and build construction contract valued at NOK 182 million, excluding VAT.

The school is to be extended from five to ten parallel classes with room for 900 lower secondary school pupils. The existing buildings are to be upgraded and their functions will be extended. The contract also comprises a new three-storey school building that will accommodate classrooms and associated support functions such as changing rooms, group rooms and common rooms. The new build will be linked to the current school building by a connecting building with bridges across two floors that will establish a spacious main entrance to the school.

“We’re looking forward to embarking upon another interesting school project for Bærum municipality. Following a constructive and solution-oriented interaction phase, we are now ready to start construction work and build an attractive and modern school building to the delight of pupils, teachers and employees,” says Erik Økland, who is head of department for public building projects with Veidekke Bygg Oslo.

Building is scheduled to start in June with completion in December 2021.

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

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