Sweco part of implementing the new Ahvenisto Hospital in Finland
Sweco will in alliance with Kanta-Häme Hospital District, Skanska and the architect consortium Team Integrated develop an integrated health services central hospital and healthcare centre in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
Sweco has been involved in the development phase of Ahvenisto Hospital since 2018. The agreement for the implementation phase of the hospital was signed on 29 January 2021 and work will commence in February. The total order value for Sweco, including the development phase, is approximately EUR 22 million.
“I’m extremely pleased that Sweco has been extensively involved in this important hospital project for almost three years, from the start of the development and now continuing with the implementation phase. And with good cooperation with the client and our alliance partners,” says Markku Varis, President of Sweco Finland.
The alliance will continue their co-operation during the implementation phase. Sweco experts in the project include architects, structural engineers, building services designers, and specialists in functional design, logistics and user-centric design.
Ahvenisto Hospital will become a next generation integrated health services central hospital and will facilitate co-operation between specialised healthcare, basic healthcare, social services, university hospitals and private service providers. The new central hospital building consists of 74,000 square meters and it is estimated to be completed in 2026.
“It is truly great that after the long and challenging development phase we now have a good plan for the new hospital, and we can finally begin the implementation and construction. The project ensures future services for specialized healthcare and emergency for the people in the region,” says Director of Kanta-Häme Hospital District Seppo Ranta.