Norconsult project planning new clinic and proton building at the Norwegian Radium Hospital
On 21 March, Norconsult and the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority signed an agreement on architect and consultant engineering services for the preparation of a preliminary project concerning a new clinic and proton building at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital Health Authority.
“We are proud and honoured to be involved in carrying out this preliminary project, which includes the first proton therapy centre in Norway. This is a significant project for Norconsult, our partners, Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian Radium Hospital,” says Bård Hernes, Senior Vice President at Norconsult.
The new clinic building comprises a ward wing and a treatment wing. It will cover approximately 33,000 sqm and feature 155 single rooms with private bathroom, ten operating theatres, 53 polyclinic and outpatient treatment rooms and 13 image diagnostics modalities.
The proton building covers an area of around 10,000 sqm. Proton therapy is a method for treating cancer. Radiation treatment using protons is a new form of treatment that shows appreciable promise. This is one of two centres that are being built in Norway, and the first of its kind in the country. As such, it entails high level technical challenges with strict requirements on precision and skills. The use of BIM and digital solutions will prove particularly important for this project.
Norconsult has been commissioned to prepare the preliminary project for the new clinic and proton building in Oslo. The agreement also includes an option for tender project planning for the civil works contract, detailed project planning and the construction phase.
For the preliminary project, Norconsult will draw on resources from Henning Larsen Architects, Momentum Arkitekter, AART Architects, Bygganalyse AS and Søren Jensen AS. Moreover, Norconsult has added resources from Scott Tallon Walker Architects (STW) to the team in order to bring in specific experience from proton therapy abroad.
“The brief for the preliminary project comprises the further development and detailed planning of the project so as to provide quality assurance of the project framework for B4-decision, in accordance with the instructions for the execution of hospital projects. We are to contribute to assuring that the project can be carried out on budget and within the deadline. Our team has extensive experience from the Norwegian Radium Hospital and other joint contracts on corresponding projects, and we’re preparing to work closely with the project organisation from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and Oslo University Hospital,” says Øystein Skauge, Assignment Manager.