Finland: Caverion and Skanska to develop hospital in Oulu

The Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District has chosen construction companies Caverion and Skanska for the first phase of the Future Hospital OYS 2030 project in Oulu, central Finland.

The project is being run through an alliance model where the execution is preceded by a development stage. During this stage, the plans are developed in collaboration with alliance partners, hospital line management and personnel. After the development stage, the hospital district will make a separate decision on execution.

The project involves the construction of around 56,400 square metres of new hospital premises and underground parking spaces in the district of Kontinkangas, Oulu.

“The new hospital is essential and urgent for us. The plan to speed up the construction work was updated in the summer of 2018 – now we will have facilities for accident and emergency four years faster than initially planned,” said Kari-Pekka Tampio, director of the Future Hospital OYS 2030 project. He added that the project is expected to save around €300 million (US$338.5 million) with the new construction plan.

In November last year, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health granted the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District special permission for the construction of the first phase of the new university hospital. Overall, the construction project of the new hospital complex will take around ten years and cost around €1 billion.

The project is one of the biggest construction projects in the Oulu region.