NCC to construct Novozymes Innovation Campus

NCC has been commissioned by the biotech company Novozymes to construct a modern campus – a center for biotechnology research and business development – north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The order is worth SEK approximately 865 million.

“At NCC, we are very pleased to play a part in realizing Novozymes’ vision through the construction of a new and exciting innovation campus. The physical environment is crucial to provide people with opportunities to develop creatively,” says Palle Bjerre Rasmussen, Head of NCC Building in Denmark.

NCC will construct the first phase of Novozymes Innovation Campus, which will cover 40,200 square meters and house research facilities, including laboratories, and activities in the area of business development. The campus will be situated north of Copenhagen by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality.

The vision is to contribute to innovation with respect to tomorrow’s workplace and build a modern campus with a creative work environment that blends into its surroundings. The four buildings will have between two and three stories and be connected with corridors to promote transdisciplinary collaboration. The buildings will also be distinguished by large sections of glazing to ensure optimum lighting conditions and to provide an inspiring view over the green areas. A 10,000-square-meter parking garage will also be constructed.  

Digitization will play a key role in the project. Digital tools have been used from the very beginning of the project, and, in precisely the same way as they would be constructed in reality, the buildings were first “built” virtually. To visualize how the buildings would be constructed according to the schedule, 4D films have been used in the planning of the construction process.

NCC is the turnkey contractor with Vilhelm Lauritsen as the project architect, GHB as the landscape architect and Ramböll as the lead adviser.
Construction is expected to commence at the end of October 2016 when the detailed development plan is ready, and the project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018. The order will be registered in the fourth quarter in the NCC Building business area.
Payment will be disbursed in accordance with degree of completion.

For further information, please contact:

Ghita Borring, Communications and Marketing Director, NCC Denmark, +45 41 70 44 40
Anna Trane, Head of Corporate Media Relations, NCC +46 708 84 74 69

NCC’s media line +46 8 585 519 00 or

This is the type of information that NCC could be obligated to disclose pursuant to the Securities Market Act. The information was issued for publication on Thursday, October 14 at 15.15 p.m. CET.

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