The building site at Bispebjerg Hospital, located in the northern part of Copenhagen, has already been partially excavated, ready for the construction of a 77,500 square meter hospital extension to take off. The consortium that will finalize the plans and drawings and construct the building has just been awarded the contract.
- We are pleased to award this contract to a team, which has presented the best bid – both in terms of quality, process, organization and price, says Project Director Lene Stevnhoved from New Hospital Bispebjerg.
A Good Proces
Rizzani de Eccher is one of Italy's largest international contractors. The company has experience working in Denmark, having constructed Princess Mary's Bridge over Roskilde Fjord. Sub-consultants are Italian architects and engineers, ATI Project and Sweco engineering, Creo Architects of Denmark and Austrian hospital planners Vamed.
Project Director Lene Stevnhoved is satisfied with the negotiation procedure:
- It has been a good process and both bidding teams have had a serious and competent approach during the negotiations – even though the COVID-19 situation has meant minor delays. But we have handled that, and we now look forward to the collaboration.
The building site has already been partially excavated - ready for the contractors to move in. Photo: Byggeriets Billedbank
Building for Half a Million Citizens
The new hospital will be centered around a large emergency department. In the future there will be only one main entrance to the hospital and specialist doctors will be closer to the patients, resulting in a much more coherent treatment.
The new hospital at Bispebjerg will provide healthcare to approximately 500,000 citizens in Copenhagen and is expected to open its doors to patients in two phases; the first opening in 2023 and the second in 2025.
Hospital Manager Anne Jastrup looks forward to bidding staff, patients and their relatives welcome in the new hospital:
- It's truly exciting that we will soon be able to look outside our windows and see the new hospital take shape. I look very much forward to being able to meet the patients in new modern surroundings – a setting that will also strengthen the collaboration across specialties, departments and sectors, she concludes.
New Hospital Bispebjerg, when finalised in 2025. Illustration: Friis & Moltke.