Bunnik, the Netherlands, 19 November 2019 – The City of Copenhagen has commissioned BAM Danmark to design and build a community school with sports hall and swimming pool in the Arena Quarter in Ørestad. Ørestad is a developing urban area in Copenhagen, located on the island of Amager, south of the city centre of Denmark’s capital. The contract value is more than €60 million.
For this project, BAM Danmark has entered into a partnership with architects RUBOW arkitekter and Nøhr & Sigsgaard, as well as the engineering firm Rambøll.
The Arena Quarter school (Arenakvarteret Skole, AKS) is situated on an area of approximately 8,500 m2 next to the multifunctional stadium Royal Arena. AKS will accommodate around 1,120 students. The project has approximately 17,500 m2 of floor space and will create an important landmark in this urban development area. BAM Danmark is expected to complete the project in March 2023.
In September 2019, BAM Danmark also won a contract from the City of Copenhagen for a community school in Sluseholmen with a project value of €46 million.
Bo Svendsen, managing director of BAM Danmark, said: ‘BAM Danmark has been a construction company in the Danish market for almost six years and has already delivered very important projects. As the Danish subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, BAM Danmark benefits from a strong network of European sister companies. Major school and education projects have successfully been completed and two new school projects are in progress. In co-operation with our architects and engineering partners, we are very proud that we can contribute to the further development of Ørestad by this iconic project.’
BAM Danmark was founded in 2014 by Royal BAM Group, and this project fits well in BAM Danmark’s project portfolio. The company currently employs 50 people. Previous projects include construction of an office building for the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology and a biotechnology research centre, both for the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the European school in Copenhagen (design and build) and a mixed use commercial building in Carlsberg Byen as well as offices for the department of public works for the city of Helsingør. Projects in progress include an office building with storage and service facilities for HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utilities) and a community school; Læringshus Nærheden in Høje-Taastrup, west of Copenhagen.