Two Joint Ventures in the Running for Hospital Design and Build Contract

​Two Italian contractors have been prequalified to bid on the construction of the future Bispebjerg Hospital. By the beginning of 2020 it will be decided, who will take home the 200 million Euro Design and Build Contract.
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Two Italian joint ventures are in the running to win the 200 million Danish kroner contract to build the New Hospital Bispebjerg.  Illustration of the main entrance: KHR Architecture, EYP Health, Arup.

The hospital of the future at Bispebjerg in Copenhagen will be built by one of two Italian led joint ventures: RdE/Pessina or Salini Impregilo/Pizzarotti. The Capital Region of Denmark has selected the joint ventures to bid on the construction of the 77,500 square meter extension to the existing hospital. The contract totaling about 200 million Euros will be signed by the beginning of 2020, and construction will begin soon after.  

“The two joint ventures both have strong competencies and a great track record, so we are pleased with the prequalification. Now we are entering a negotiated procedure, where a close dialogue with the companies will ultimately help us choose the right collaboration partner,” says Project Director, Lene Stevnhoved from New Hospital Bispebjerg.


Bispebjerg hospital is undergoing a large transformation. Illustration of the future hospital: Friis & Moltke.

Established in the Danish Market

The contractors are well established in the Danish market and have a great experience with large and complex construction projects. Salini Impregilo, Italy’s largest contractor, has been building the big metro-extension in Copenhagen. Their joint venture partner, Pizzarotti, also has extensive experience. Sub-consultants to the joint venture will be Italian Politecnica in collaboration with Danish EKJ Engineering. The two latter are also involved in the construction of the Zealand University Hospital south of Copenhagen.

Rizzani de Eccher is a design and build contractor currently working on a large bridge construction project at Roskilde and the company is also in the running for the New North Zealand Hospital. They will partner up with Pessina. Sub-consultants are Austrian Vamed, Sweco Architects and Danish Creo Architects.


“The two joint ventures both have strong competencies and a great track record, so we are pleased with the prequalification," says Project Director, Lene Stevnhoved from New Hospital Bispebjerg. Foto: 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 around 500,000 citizens in Copenhagen and is expected to open in 2023.


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