Hospital Nova

Hos­pi­tal Nova

Jyväskylä, 2020

The construction of the new hospital, which is on a cramped site right next to a functioning hospital, has proceeded in close cooperation, and on agreed schedule and budget. Patient care and other functions have continued throughout the construction period, without any interruptions or disruptions.

Project management contractor: SRV
Developer: Central Finland Health Care District Joint Municipal Authority
Main design: JKMM Architects

Project

Project

Total area: 108 345 gross square meters
Volume: approximately 562,000 m3
40 m tall
8 floors
30 lifts
18 stairwells
more than 1,000 windows
360 examination and consulting rooms
368 patient rooms
24 operating theatres
10 delivery rooms
11 air-raid shelters

Site

Site

48,000 m3 of cast concrete
146,000 m3 of excavations
18,000 m3 of blasted rock
22,500 m2 of roof surface area
more than 6,000 internal doors, internal windows and electric posts
20,000 prefabricated elements, including 3,259 wall elements, 2,420 beams, 1,129 columns and 242 bathroom elements
75,000 m2 of suspended ceilings
5 tower cranes

Special features

  • Hospital Nova in Central Finland is among the largest hospital projects in Finland. The project is also a milestone for Central Finland – it is the county’s largest public investment. The cost estimate for the project is approximately EUR 411 million. Hospital Nova is also SRV’s largest ever contractor agreement that does not involve committing the company’s own capital.
  • The project marked the first public decision this century under which a health care district or equivalent entity has decided to build an entirely new hospital. Most of the premises will be used for specialist care, while the City of Jyväskylä will use some for primary health care. All of the old hospital’s functions will be transferred to the new building in their entirety once the building is completed.
  • SRV has worked with the client to transform even the most complex wishes and designs into more functional versions: SRV’s proposals formed the basis for identifying technical solutions and developing the designs to achieve budget savings worth millions of euros for the client. In addition, construction began from the centre to the edges in both directions, an unusual solution that has significantly accelerated the construction process.
  • Hospital Nova is being built with extremely high standards of cleanliness and moisture management. Throughout the project, moisture management and the monitoring and documentation of moisture management have taken place in more depth than required by construction regulations. A professional Terve Talo (“healthy building”) consultant has been involved in the project. A professor was commissioned to study and calculate the limit values for concrete moisture measurements, ensuring that plastic membrane flooring is installed in a moisture-technical and technically functional way.