The assignment is part of NCC’s partnering agreement with Liseberg, which began in 2018. Around one year ago, construction started of Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, the first part of Liseberg’s expansion plans for a destination hotel and water park. Now construction of the water park, Oceana, is also underway.
“It will be a wonderful water park experience, completely different from what’s currently on the market in Scandinavia. It’s fantastic to be able to offer these types of experiences indoors, thus adapting them to our Swedish climate,” says Thomas Sjöstrand, CEO of Liseberg’s Jubilee Project.
Oceana will be approximately 13,600 square meters, with a bathing area of approximately 6,000 square meters indoors and 4,000 square meters outdoors. Oceana will have 14 rides, including four large water attractions, a wave pool, a lazy river and water activities for different ages. The park will have a maximum capacity of 1,750 people.
The building will also include a café, shop, restaurant, dressing rooms and reception, and feature a bathing level, a basement level and a 40-meter tower for the four largest attractions.
“This water park will be a fantastic addition to Gothenburg’s offering of attractions, and it’s very gratifying that we can now start construction. NCC’s swim center expertise and a close partnering arrangement with Liseberg played a key role in this complex project. And Liseberg’s commitment to the project, despite the difficult times for the tourism industry, has been a great source of optimism for a brighter future,” says Henrik Landelius, Business Area Manager of NCC Building Sweden.
Construction of the water park will begin immediately and it is expected to be completed in 2024.
The approximately SEK 700 million transaction will be registered among orders in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the NCC Building Sweden business area.