The image and intervention center at the Sahlgrenska hospital shall also meet a requirement in imaging diagnostics that is not currently fulfilled. Skanska was commissioned by Västfastigheter to conduct new construction and a refurbishment of he new center. The entire project is permeated by favorable planning and close contact with the customer and operations.
Since the image and intervention center is located centrally in Sahlgrenska’s existing real estate stock, there are major demands in terms of the building design and the environment between the various buildings.
The image and intervention center will consist of two wings and an interconnecting section that will house stairways and an elevator shaft. The connecting building will feature a glass roof to let in daylight. When the property is completed, it will blend in very well in its surroundings, with classic brick facades and wooden windows that are partly equipped with radiation shielding glass.
Stage One started in 2012
The first sod turning was performed in January 2012. Subsequently, we started Stage One, which consisted of foundation work, on-site cast concrete frames, a forged section for installation floors, façade plastering, roofing using RF-banding, as well as a connecting building with stairways and an elevator to the neighboring building.
The construction work is very complex and the worksite is crammed. Three of the property’s sides will be connected with buildings conducting sensitive operations. There are two basement floors in the property, one of which is under the existing groundwater level.
In order not to affect nearby activities in terms of noise and vibrations, we have had to work extra carefully with the foundation work.
The foundation work was conducted using steel driven piles and careful blasting. By this means, surrounding operations have been able to continue throughout the construction period.
High bearing capacity requirements
The carcass, based on-site cast concrete, is six floors high, and designed to meet high requirements in terms of bearing capacity and vibrations. Throughout the building, floor structures are dimensioned to cope with up to ten tons per square meter.
We completed Stage One in December 2013 and then went on to Stage Two. Stage Two consists of supplementary carcass work and installations for operations, such as hybrid and operating theaters.
The installations in the center will be highly advanced in order to match current and future technology. Among other innovations, it will be prepared so that image diagnostics can be transmitted via video links.