By Will Soutter
The Municipality of Lillehammer, Norway, is to obtain two office structures built by NCC Construction, Norway, for Rosenlund Bydelssenter AS. The estimated cost of the project is 350 million Swedish Korna and registration is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012.
The two five-story structures, one aiming for power categorization A and the other for a minimal power categorization B, which could also be upgraded to categorization A, would cover an area of 21,000 sq. m , of which 6000 sq. m would be dedicated to underground parking space on two levels.
Thomas Rostøl, District Manager of NCC Construction, Norway, claims that the company has gathered plenty of expertise in constructions and is conscientious about maintaining a healthy eco-system and feels that the strict stipulations of the venture regarding the same can be easily complied with.
As an extension of this idea, the building would be supplied with heating from about 50 energy wells with heat pumps that will be dug. Visual design and construction (VDC) was a major contributor to the actualization of the project during the tender process and would be utilized during the realization of the entire project.
Rostøl also credits VDC with enabling the project to be better understood by key players involved in the project such as the contractor, customer, suppliers, consultants and primarily the incoming residents who could have a prior idea of what the completed venture would look like. The building work will start in August 2012 and is expected to be concluded by July 2014.