The new university building will bring together much of the University of Oslo's Faculty of Law. The project will be almost 22,000 sqm in size over ten storeys above ground plus a basement, and will facilitate a future-oriented learning environment with a suitable, flexible buildings.
"We have worked on developing the project in collaboration with Entra for the last couple of years, and are now looking forward to proceed with the good cooperation in the construction stage. Developing and building good premises for knowledge and education is one of the most important things a contractor can do, so we are very pleased that Entra has shown confidence in us and look forward to starting work," says CEO and President Arne Giske of Veidekke.
"Veidekke and Entra have worked well together during the planning of this important project and I am really looking forward to cooperate further during the realisation of the project. The development plan is now in its final stages of political consideration in Oslo municipality and we expect that the plan will be approved before Christmas, says director project and technical in Entra, Kristin Hauglund.
Through the project Entra wants to vitalize and upgrade the area around Tullinløkka by supplementing new activities to ensure a vibrant quarter with new users, street life and better communication with the rest of the city. Education, knowledge and culture with associated invigorating city activities at street level will breath new life into this part of the city centre.
Building is planned to start after the turn of the year, and the building is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2019.