World-class university hospital
When the first patients arrive at New Karolinska Solna (NKS) at the end of November 2016, they will be offered customized care in one of the world's most sustainable university hospitals. New Karolinska Solna is Skanska's largest project ever and is being operated and financed under a public-private-partnership.
New Karolinska Solna is being developed with a focus on patients. This means that everything from architectural plans to the operation of the completed hospital will be based on patients' privacy, safety and comfort. All patients will receive a single room and be offered what is known as thematic care, meaning that a team of medical experts and specialists will work together to treat them in their rooms, rather than requiring them to be transferred between hospital departments for different therapies.
Increased proximity between research and care
The association with Karolinska Institutet, one of the world's leading medical universities, is given high priority, bringing the two institutions even closer to one another, on either side of Solnavägen. Through increased proximity, new research from the university will be incorporated into daily work at the hospital faster, in the form of clinical trials, enhanced working methods or new medication.
The entire construction production is a green workplace, featuring environmentally compatible solutions for amenities such as transportation and waste management. The completed hospital will become one of the world’s first university hospitals to be environmentally certified. The goal is to achieve the gold level in Environmentally Classified Building standard and at least gold level in the LEED international certification system. Energy supplies will also be environmentally compatible, in the form of onsite production of geothermal heating and other renewable energy.
Long-term approach through public-private-partnership
With a contract value of SEK 14.5 billion, New Karolinska Solna is Skanska’s largest project ever and is being conducted in partnership with the British investment fund Innisfree. The project is an example of a public-private-partnership (PPP), which aims to create added-value to projects compared with traditional procurement processes. The basis is a long-term agreement between the public sector as the customer and a private party as the contractor. For New Karolinska Solna, Skanska and Innisfree will be in charge of financing, construction, building, and the operation and maintenance of the new hospital until 2040.
Timeframe for completion of the hospital
|1. Technological Building||May 2014|
|2. Garage Car Park||December 2012|
|3. Hospital Part 1||Start of Operations 2016|
|4. Hospital Part 2||October 2017|
|5. Research Laboratory||September 2017|
|6. Patient hotel and garage||July 2016|
1. Health care, research and education shall be integrated to such an extent that they efficiently support the development and dissemination of knowledge for the treatment of severly ill and injured patients.
2. The project shall create attractive and humane environments with high architectural values, both within and around the hospital.
3. The health care processes shall be made more efficient, and the utilisation of resources shall be optimised.
4. The project shall work as much as possible with generally applicable solutions permitting continuous operational development.
5. The hospital and its activities shall be allotted a prioritised and clear role in the city.
6. The project shall work on all levels from a sustainability perspective.