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Grontmij to manage one of Denmark’s largest university construction projects

By Lars Hagstrøm, July 30, 2014

Grontmij has been appointed by the Danish Building & Property Agency for the contract management of the Niels Bohr Building, the new Campus facilities for the Science faculty of the Copenhagen University.

The Danish Building and Property Agency is establishing the new Niels Bohr Building on both sides of Jagtvej, a main road in central Copenhagen. The two sites will be connected by a skywalk and a combined underground cycling and pedestrian tunnel. The 51,700 sq m campus will host administration, educational and research facilities as well as advanced laboratories. The construction is complex for several reasons; e.g. the building needs magnetic shielding and the construction materials should not have a negative effect on the very delicate laboratory equipment used inside the building.

‘The Niels Bohr Building is a very exciting project, being one of the most notable university construction projects in Denmark. It’s a great honour to be appointed contract manager for these complex and ultra-modern facilities for thousands of students. During the process we will pay close attention to sustainability, as we do in all our work for new and existing buildings’, according to Søren Larsen, country managing director of Grontmij Denmark.

Grontmij expects 10-15 engineers to be working on the Niels Bohr Building over the next two years. The project handover is planned for 2017. 

Grontmij is currently working for the most dominant construction projects in Copenhagen. Besides this assignment, the consulting & engineering company manages the construction of the new Copenhagen University Hospital and the new Herlev Hospital. 

Leading experts in sustainable buildings

Sustainable Buildings is one of Grontmij’s five key focus areas, besides Water, Energy, Highways & Roads and Light Rail. Grontmij has a growing reputation for continually pushing boundaries by embedding sustainable thinking and design in her projects and applies the newest technology to reducing energy consumption in both new and existing buildings.

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