Skanska has signed a contract with The University Properties of Finland to build a new multi-purpose building in the campus area of Abo Akademi University and the University of Turku in Turku, Finland.
The contract is worth EUR 69 M, about SEK 700 M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the second quarter 2018.
The six-storey building, which will replace the old Juslenia building at the campus, will be divided into a laboratory and office zone, with a large glass and wooden hallway stretching throughout the entire building. The total volume will be 23,000 gross square meters and the building will host teaching and research facilities, rentable facilities as well as a gym and a restaurant.
Research and laboratory facilities set high demands for the construction. The overall floor plan and its versatile solutions will contribute to common activities and shared services, and ensure high utilisation rate for all future users. The project strives for the Excellent level of the BREEAM environmental certification system.
The new building will be completed during spring 2021 and taken into use the same autumn.
Skanska is one of the leading development and construction companies in the Nordics, with operations in building construction and civil engineering in Sweden, Norway and Finland, and developing residential- and commercial property projects in select home markets. The commercial development stream is also active in Denmark. Skanska offers services in public-private partnerships. Skanska had sales of about SEK 65 billion and more than 15,000 employees in its Nordic operations during 2017.