NCC builds secure psychiatric unit in Bærum, Norway

NCC will build a new hospital building for psychiatry in Bærum municipality. The project is commissioned by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Helse Sør-Øst. The order value is approximately SEK 1 billion.

Illustration: Helse Sör-Öst

Since the start of 2022, NCC has been working in partnership with the health authority, architects and advisors to develop a hospital building with the highest level of security to house psychiatric care for patients from across the region. The focus has been on creating a building with stringent standards in terms of robustness, quality and security. The region has now taken the decision to start construction. 

The building comprises a total area of 14,500 square meters and has two main sections, one for inpatient units and a reception building. The inpatient unit will have 66 beds, including 14 isolation rooms and 6 intensive care beds. The assignment also includes the construction of outdoor areas and perimeter protection.

“A thorough and productive collaboration phase with extensive surveys has furnished us with invaluable information on what is important to patients, staff and other users of the building. The above, in combination with our experience and expertise in designing secure buildings, provides excellent preconditions for a successful production phase. We look forward to the start of construction of this important societal function,” says Catarina Molén-Runnäs, Head of NCC Building Nordics. 

Construction is scheduled to start in summer 2023 and handover is scheduled to the beginning of 2026.

The order value of SEK 1 billion will be registered during the second quarter of 2023 in the business area NCC Building Nordics.

For further information, please contact:
Tove Stål, Head of Group External Relations, NCC AB,, +46 76 521 61 02

NCC’s media line: +46 8 585 519 00,, NCC’s Mediabank

About NCC. NCC is one of the leading construction companies in the Nordics. Based on its expertise in managing complex construction processes, NCC contributes to a positive impact of construction for its customers and society. Operations include building and infrastructure project contracting, asphalt and stone materials production, and commercial property development. In 2022, NCC had sales of about SEK 54 bn and 12,500 employees. NCC’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.