White to design the new Central Hospital in Karlstad

Commissioned by Skanska and in collaboration with Region Värmland, we have been entrusted to design a high-tech hospital, including landscape, with high sustainability ambitions for today’s and tomorrow’s patients. The project is the region’s largest hospital investment ever.

After Skanska was appointed by Region Värmland, as the contractor for the construction of the new Central hospital in Karlstad (CSK), White Arkitekter and Skanska have now signed a contract for the next phase.

– The new CSK is an exciting and challenging project and there has been a great deal of interest from the market, both local and national, to be part of the journey together with Skanska and Region Värmland. For the architectural assignment, we had several very competent and interesting bids to evaluate, and the final decision was made by the organisation that White Arkitekter offered, said Birger Sundström, Project Manager at Skanska.

Our joint judgement is that the winning bid will add more value to the project than the other bidders. Skanska and White have previously carried out successful hospital projects, where the cooperation and knowledge exchange between the parties have developed the partnership model and our hope is that we can continue to develop this model in New CSK
Birger Sundström, Project Manager at Skanska

The development of CSK is one of Sweden’s largest healthcare building projects – a hospital specialising in high-tech care, efficient emergency care and healing environments, where everyone’s needs are considered and where sustainability is a guiding principle in the design. CSK also has the potential to develop some parts of the new building with a wooden frame.

– White has been working with healthcare buildings for many decades, it is one of our important core competencies. We look forward to contributing to a strong team. Together we can secure a hospital that creates the conditions for good quality care, says Alexandra Hagen CEO of White.

– Designing facilities for a socially important service such as healthcare involves a great responsibility towards the citizens and is one of the most meaningful tasks one can have as an architect. We are honoured to once again be entrusted by Skanska to design one of the country’s largest healthcare building projects. We look forward to a good collaboration with Skanska, Region Värmland and other partners, says Cristiana Caira, Lead Architect at White.

White has extensive experience of delivering large, complex healthcare building projects both in Sweden and internationally. A project like CSK requires a wide range of expertise. The project includes a new emergency room, reception building, technology supply centre and car park to be built. At the same time, the existing hospital will be preserved and developed. With flexible solutions and solid materials, the buildings can have a long life and cope with changes in the future, such as new research and technology as well as new activities.

When we design healthcare environments, we always do so with people at the centre. Patients, staff, and relatives. At CSK in Karlstad, we are creating not just a hospital, but a hub for the entire Värmland Region, which citizens should feel safe with and proud of.
Mathias Nilsson, Project Architect at White

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