Skanska picked to build Scandinavia’s “first zero energy hotel” | Construction Buzz #209
Swedish global giant Skanska has signed a contract with Fabege to build what it calls “Scandinavia’s first zero energy hotel” in Solna, Sweden.
The contract is worth about $51m (SEK 470m), which will be included in the order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the first quarter 2019.
Consisting of about 22,400 sq m spread over 11 floors, the hotel will be part of the Nordic Choice Hotels chain, Comfort Hotel, and will have 336 rooms, 88 apartments for long-term accommodation and Nordic Choice Hotels’ Swedish headquarters.
The building is designed for a very low energy consumption and will be certified according to FEBY 18 Gold, a certification used for energy-efficient buildings, and BREEAM level Excellent.
BREEAM is an international standard that places tough demands on indoor climate, non-toxic materials and also requirements for ventilation and lighting conditions.
The construction work will begin immediately and the new hotel is scheduled for completion during the first quarter 2021.