About the NKS Project

In the early 2000s, Region Stockholm, former Stockholm County Council, conducted several major investigations to map and analyze how the county council can meet the demands of tomorrow’s healthcare

At the end of 2001, the SNUS investigation (Stockholm’s New University Hospital) was commissioned to investigate the need and opportunities for creating a new university hospital. The report, published in November 2002, stated that a university hospital should conduct specialist care and extensive research and education of the highest quality. Within the framework of the 3S (Stockholm Health Care Structure) investigation, Locum AB (county estate agency) was commissioned to carry out a number of preliminary studies aimed to build the new hospital.

The investigations also compared the costs of renovating the existing buildings with building new ones. The answer was that the best option was to build a brand new hospital.

New Karolinska Solna was procured as a PPP solution, Public Private Partnership, following a decision by Region Stockholm, former Stockholm County Council, on June 10, 2008. The purpose of this procurement method is to minimize the risks of time delays and cost increases and to transfer the risks to the executor of the project, ie the PPP contractor. The award decision in the PPP procurement was taken on 4 May 2010 (majority decision) and then 8 June (all parties), following a new political settlement, by Region Stockholm, former Stockholm County Council. According to the decision, it became a consortium of Swedish Skanska and British Innisfree, which was to build New Karolinska Solna (NKS).

The decision to award the project as a PPP contract was taken as a majority decision by the Region Stockholm assembly on the 4th of May. Following a political settlement Region Stockholm assembly decided (all parties) to award the PPP contract to SHP, a consortia between Skanska and Innisfree.

Co-operation partner for services is Coor.

The building was designed by White Tengbom Team.

The PPP Agreement was signed (financial close) on 30 June 2010.

Time perspective – Scope of the assignment

Time line for NKS project

Benefits with PPP