The hospital of the future is now being built in Viborg

03.06.2014 / The other day, Bent Hansen, Chairman of the Regional Council, cut the sod for the hospital of the future in Viborg, Denmark, thus marking the start of digging for the new acute care centre. The event marked the start of a major renovation of the existing hospital.
 
“Viborg has not witnessed such a major construction project,” said Bent Hansen, as he started digging for the 24,000-sqm acute care centre, which, together with the refurbishment of the existing hospital, will cover about 60,000-sqm. Completion of the acute care centre is scheduled for 2017, while the refurbishment will take two years longer.
 
The acute care centre, which will cost DKK 590 million, is the biggest sub-project in the comprehensive quality foundation construction project at the hospital, which has a budget of DKK 1.15 billion. When the acute care centre is completed, it will house a new emergency department with emergency space and room for doctors from emergency services, operating theatres, wards and private wards, outpatient clinics and a new main entrance.
 
Projektgruppen Viborg, who is the lead coordinating contractor for the sub-project, consists of AART architects, Sweco Architects, Midtconsult and WSP. In addition to the acute care centre and redevelopment, the total project also includes a new Institute of Pathology, a new parking facility, and an expansion and renovation of the West Danish Centre for Spinal Cord Injury.
 
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