Designing the new Tønsberg hospital

Vestfold Hospital Trust has awarded the contract to design the new Tønsberg hospital to the Multiconsult-led CURA group. The contract value including options is estimated to be NOK 150-200 million.

28. June 2016

The CURA group is made up of Multiconsult ASA, Hjellnes Consult AS, Erichsen & Horgen, LINK Arkitektur AS, Henning Larsen Architects and Bølgeblikk Arkitekter.

“This is a big win for everyone in the CURA group. The new hospital is a challenging project, and we know that there was fierce competition for the contract. By collaborating closely, we were successful in getting across the outstanding quality of the CURA group’s technical team. That collaboration will continue, and will also involve the owner and users,” says Multiconsult’s CEO Christian Nørgaard Madsen.

The contract will run for approximately five years. The contract comprises a preliminary project with a value of NOK 30-40 million, as well as options for detailed design and supervision of construction works. The estimated total contract value with options is NOK 150-200 million. Including LINK arkitektur, the Multiconsult Group’s share of the contract is around 50 percent.

Work on the first phase will start immediately, and most of the work will be completed over the next 2-3 years.

“This is a highly ambitious project. So we’re particularly pleased to have met the customer’s high expectations in relation to the technical aspects of the bid. That puts pressure on us, but it’s also a challenge that our strong project team is relishing,” says Erlend Bere, head of marketing at Multiconsult’s Buildings & Properties business area.

About the new Tønsberg hospital

Tønsberg hospital is a large, innovative project with approximately 43,000 square metres of floor space, including buildings for psychiatric care, physical health care and an emergency control centre.

The roughly 31,000 square metre physical health care building will include inpatient wards, a post office, a hotel, a new emergency response centre, a children and young people’s unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, an outpatient clinic, waste management services and a helipad.

The roughly 12,000 square metre psychiatric care building will house the units that currently occupy the hospital buildings at Granlibakken. There will be around 50 inpatient beds and 64 rooms.
A 30 May deadline has been set for appealing against the contract award decision. The contract will be signed immediately after it expires.