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New psychiatric premises, Västervik

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New psychiatric premises, Västervik

  • Image from the architect of the building.
  • The construction site with a large crane in the center of the image.
  • The construction site from above. Construction workers in yellow clothes at work.
  • An information sign is lifted into place by a crane.
  • Construction workers casting concrete at the workplace.
  • The construction site from above.
  • The construction site from above.

Modern psychiatric facilities are built

In Västervik, Skanska is developing a building that will house forensic psychiatry, a psychiatric emergency department, clinics and psychiatric care wards.

The building will have an area of 24,500 square meters, spread over nine floors, seven of which are above ground. The project is carried out in partnering, which means close cooperation with the client, Region Kalmar län.

Premises designed in dialogue with the psychiatric center

In order for the premises to be optimized, they have been designed in close dialogue with the psychiatric center.

The main goal of the project is "together we create a healing environment through specialist psychiatry at the forefront".

Challenging location

The location of the building in the hospital area in central Västervik, close to adjacent clinics, is very challenging. As the workplace is cramped and consideration must be given to both third parties and ongoing hospital operations, we have a very elaborate distribution and logistics management at the workplace.

The new psychiatric facilities are being built between the current psychiatric center and a building containing another clinic. When the new premises are completed, the old psychiatric building will be demolished.

Focusing on safety

The cramped workplace entails an extra strong focus on safety. In order for everyone at the workplace to be involved in safety work, we have, among other things, daily briefings for employees in production.

High environmental requirements

Sustainability is always in focus for Skanska. The requirement for this project is that it must meet Sweden Green Building Council’s certification Miljöbyggnad silver, but the project will not be certified. To reduce our climate impact, we work with transport, energy consumption and environmental requirements, among other things.

Social sustainability is also important to us. As part of the work with sustainability, we hold two planned activities per year. For example, it could be an inspiration day with a lecture on mental illness or a lunch barbecue.

Inauguration in 2025

The first sod was turned in February 2022 and the work is expected to continue until 2025 when the building will be ready for occupancy.


Daniel Enwide
Project Manager
Region Hus Sydost


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Medical, healthcare and welfare
Start date: 2020
Completion date: 2025
Clients: Region Kalmar Län
Country: Sweden
City: Västervik
Project status: Ongoing