International Team Wins Design and Build Contract at Bispebjerg

A consortium led by Italian Rizzani de Eccher has been chosen to build the new Hospital at Bispebjerg. The large design and build contract was recently awarded, and the construction work can soon begin. 


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.

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