Contract awarded for construction of New National Archives Building in Härnösand

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A contractor has reportedly been appointed for the construction of the New National Archives Building in Härnösand, Sweden. The contractor, the Nordic community builder Peab, was chosen by the property developer Specialfastigheter.

The project will prioritise functional design and landscaping for outdoor spaces while emphasising sustainability. It reportedly poses unique challenges, requiring protection against water, humidity, fire, and theft.

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Peab will undertake the project in two phases. The first phase began in late 2022 with detailed construction planning and budgeting. On the other hand, the second phase which is commencing this month will focus on production and operational setup.

Expectations for the New National Archives Building in Härnösand, Sweden

Peab aims to complete the new National Archives building by 2025. Upon completion, the building will encompass approximately 34,000m². It will serve as an archive facility as well as an administrative office. The primary tenants of the new facility will be the National Archives of Sweden in addition to the Swedish Tax Agency.

The National Archives of Sweden will benefit from expanded and improved archive spaces to accommodate the increasing volume of records transferred by national agencies. Similarly, the Swedish Tax Agency aims to consolidate its physical documents into a centralised archive for its operational overhaul.

Remarks on project contract award

Fredrik Timan, Peab’s regional manager, expressed pride and satisfaction in being chosen as the contractor for this vital community-building project.

Given the presence of numerous irreplaceable documents, he emphasised the high demands of the project. He highlighted the careful planning and analysis carried out in collaboration with Specialfastigheter to meet these demands.

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