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New hospital gets nine-storey hotel as nearest neighbor

New hospital gets nine-storey hotel as nearest neighbor

Norlandia occupies a health park with 220 rooms. There will be a bar and restaurant on the ground floor.

DRAMMEN / LIER: Norlandia (Adolfsen Group) and Drammen Helsepark have entered into a lease agreement for a 220-room hotel in the health park.

Two companies of the Adolfsen group sign together. This is Norlandia Health & Care Group and Up North Hospitality, Drammen Helsepark reports in a press release.

Norlandia Hotel Group will be responsible for operating the hotel. They operate 30 hotels in Norway and Sweden under different brands.

We come up with a new concept. We come with a great hotel, but also one that has a heart and space for patients and relatives. We think many guests may need adapted offerings, says business developer and project manager Nina Heuster at Norlandia Health & Care Group.

Looking forward to investing in Drammen. The hotel is built with nine floors and 220 rooms. In addition, there is a large course and conference section with a capacity of more than 300 participants in the largest room. At street level, there will be a restaurant and bar, says CEO Svein Arild Mevold at Norlandia Hotell Group. He is also the CEO of Up North.

sexy market

– The market in Drammen is exciting. We consider it good. In the city, business is being developed on a large scale. Drammen is the sixth largest city in Norway and near Oslo, the city is close to Norway’s largest entertainment offering, Mivold says.

The health park will be the closest neighbor to the new hospital and will have direct access to Brakerøya Station.

In the hotel segment alone, Norlandia would need approximately 80 staff. The new Drammen Hospital will open in May 2025. The new hotel will open shortly.

Seven commercial buildings

The seven-block Drammen Health Park will be completed. About half of the park was identified in the first construction phase. It consists of four buildings with a total area of ​​45,000 square meters.

Signing with Norlandia is a milestone. It’s important to the development of the health park and the new health district, says CEO Jorel Berg of Drammen Health Park.

Drammen Health Park will receive a total area of ​​85,000 square meters for the construction of businesses related to health, research, education, hotels and parking. The site is unique and will contribute to the development of the hub at Brakerøya Station.

Basic work on the seven buildings, which will be erected on a row of 440 meters in length, began at the end of last year. First of all, a basement for the parking of the hospital and the health park is being built.

serving hospital

It is important that patients, relatives and other visitors have a good offer of accommodation next to the new hospital. In addition, the hotel and conference department will contribute to providing flexibility for the hospital and other tenants of the health park, Berg says.

Talks and negotiations are underway with other tenants who wish to enter into the first construction phase.

The process with Norlandia’s multidisciplinary team was very good. From our side, we got good help from Hotelia as a professional hotel consultant. The law firm CMS Kluge helped with the lease. We have also brought with us consultants from DARK Arkitekter, Rambøll, Krok & Tjälder Arkitekter and ProBea. We are looking forward to a good and continued cooperation and development of the hotel with Norlandia, says Berg.

future needs

The health park is being built to establish a good cooperation with the hospital and all the business that will enter the health park. For a hotel, it is important to be close to the wellness center that is planned in the adjacent building.

We will bring health expertise together in one place to ensure innovation and collaboration for the benefit of patients, relatives, businesses, and society at large, says Berg.

No one can say how the healthcare and health care industry will develop in the future. We are interested in flexible solutions to be able to adapt to the needs of the future. We will also have flexibility to handle different guest groups, large groups and families. We should be able to increase the number of beds a lot, says Høysæter.

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