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Swedish – British consortium to build New Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm

The Stockholm County Council Assembly has today decided to award the PPP project (Public Private Partnership) to build the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS), to a consortium composed of Skanska, the Swedish construction company, and British investment fund Innisfree. Partner in this project is also Coor Service Management, responsible for facility management. The building has been designed by Tengbom architects, based on a design concept created by White architects.

The construction cost for the new university hospital amounts to SEK 14,5 billion. The PPP project includes facility management for the operation of the property until 2040, with the option of extending it for a further 15 years.

Construction is expected to start during the summer of 2010 and the first patient to be admitted in December 2015.

The new university hospital will be created to provide healthcare, research and education, in close collaboration with Karolinska Institutet, the medical university, as well as other universities and life science industry in Sweden and abroad.

In addition to the construction of a brand new, ultra-modern university hospital, the County Council Assembly decided on the first step towards a new the overall operational content at the new hospital. Patient care will be organized according to medical themes.

"This is truly a great day – The New Karolinska Solna, university hospital will catapult us into the future of healthcare. We have signed a long-term agreement minimizing the risk of delays and rising costs for taxpayers. This provides maximum security for the County Council as well as the taxpayer”, say’s Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Finance Commissioner of Stockholm County Council.

"After almost ten years of planning, we have reached a historic decision. Now we can start to create one of the world's most modern university hospitals for healthcare, research and education. To this date, the effort has been meticulous and extensive with a wealth of support and participation from many parts of the County Council", says Stig Nyman, Assistant County Council Finance Commissioner.

Finance Commission, Stockholm County Council:

Caroline Karlsson Press secretary for Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
Telephone: +46 70 737 41 26

Stockholm County Council Administration

Anders Fridell Head of  Media Relations
Telephone: +46 70 737 42 02

New Karolinska Solna Administration:

Prof. Lennart Persson Managing Director
Telephone: +46 8 123 147 09

Tomas Philipp Head of Communications
Telephone: +46 8 123 147 07

Lars Dagerholt Media Relations
Telephone: +46 8 123 147 08

Project Consortium:

Peter Gimbe Head of Media Relations, Skanska
Telephone: +46 10 448 88 38

Åsvor Brynnel Head of Communications, Coor Service Management
Telephone: +46 8 553 954 04

More information as well as images of the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital can be found at


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The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital is a new university hospital to be complete late 2015. Managing the project, to create a state-of-the art facility for healthcare, medical education, and life science research, is the New Karolinska Solna Administration, a part of the Stockholm County Council.


Nedjma Chaouch

Press contact Press Officer +46 8 123 131 48