Skanska to construct bus depot in Sweden

2 May 2012 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Construction firm Skanska has secured a SEK1.25bn ($185m) contract from the Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company in Sweden to build a new bus depot in Stockholm.

Bus depot in Sweden

Construction firm Skanska has secured a SEK1.25bn ($185m) contract from the Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company in Sweden to build a new bus depot in Stockholm.

Under the contract, Skanska will build a depot building that can accommodate 120 buses as well as adjacent workshops, bus-washing facilities, a garage and offices.

The building will spread across an area of 50,000m² and the office building will have seven floors.

As part of the depot’s sustainability plan, its outer wall will be installed with solar panels to meet part of its energy requirement and stonecrops will be planted on the roof.

The contract is included in the company’s order bookings for the second quarter of 2012.

Construction is scheduled to start in summer 2012 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

 

Image: The bus depot will have adjacent workshops, bus-washing facilities, a garage and offices as well as capacity to house 120 buses. Photo: Skanska.