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Skanska to build Orkla’s new head office

Illustration: Eve Images

Illustration: Eve Images

Orkla has entered into an agreement with Skanska regarding the building of a new head office for Orkla at Drammensveien 149 at Skøyen in Oslo.

“We look forward to working with Skanska on the construction of Orkla’s new office building. We plan for building to commence in October 2016 and be completed in the course of 2018,” says Peter A. Ruzicka, President and CEO of Orkla ASA.

The project consists of an office building with a usable floor area of 19,500 m2 and 1,500 m2 of housing space. The office building has a seven-storey building mass with a 16-storey tower. There is also an underground parking garage.

“We are going to build an attractive, forward-looking office building with high environmental certification. Co-locating our operations is important to make it easy for us to exchange experience and expertise and extract synergies as the Nordic region’s leading branded consumer goods company. We are gathering a major branded consumer goods community under one roof,” Mr Ruzicka says.

The project is designed to meet ambitious environmental standards and when completed will qualify for BREEAM-NOR Excellent certification. It will be an energy-efficient building, with its own roof-top solar cell system. The project is centrally located in Skøyen, one of Oslo’s most important hubs, and while few parking places will be built, it will provide a minimum of 630 bicycle parking places.

Orkla’s new head office will house the corporate management, the executive management of Orkla’s five business areas and several of Orkla's Norwegian companies.