Nordic construction company NCC has won a SEK 2 bn (€179.3 mln) turnkey contract from Bassin 7 Erhverv ApS to build a Scandic hotel on Denmark’s Aarhus Island.
The wellness hotel will have 342 rooms and 16,000 m2 of office space spread across a 37,000 m2 area.
In the basement, a parking garage with two stories and a total floor space of 8,600 m2 will be constructed.
The hotel, which has been designed by architectural firm Big, will also have a 2,000 m2 wellness centre, a rooftop terrace, a skybar, dining establishments, stores and a café.
Catarina Molén-Runnäs, head of Building Nordics, said: ‘Our customer has worked together with the architect to develop a really exciting hotel project. It is big and demanding, but one of our strengths is that we have the expertise and size to manage a project like this. We’ve been involved in the process from an early stage, and that bodes well for the construction. We’re looking forward to getting started.’
Søren Faerber, head of Scandic Denmark added: ‘“It’s not many times in your career that you have the chance to realize a hotel that is extraordinary in so many ways. Aarhus will now gain a very special hotel with life and atmosphere both inside and outside the building. I am pleased that we, the customer, the advisory team, NCC and Aarhus Municipality have come to an agreement on the project and, from Scandic’s perspective, we are looking forward to inviting the entire city to an extraordinary experience in 2026.’
The wellness area is located on the 15th, 16th and 17th floors with views of both the city and Aarhus Bay, while a large external staircase that invites everyone to walk on the outside of the building all the way to the top.
Beginning in April 2023, construction is expected to be finished in September 2026.
The hotel will be operated by Scandic as a signature hotel, characterized by a special design and identity, as well as an individual hotel name.