The next stage of the Maarjamõisa Medical Campus will be built by Nordecon together with Embach Ehitus

Press release from Tartu University Hospital Foundation and AS Nordecon

6 July 2020

Tartu University Hospital Foundation signed a general contract with AS Nordecon, which participated in the joint tender along with its subsidiary Embach Ehitus, for Phase III of the construction of the Maarjamõisa Medical Campus. The cost of the contract is EUR 47.3 million, plus VAT. Construction works will begin in July and last for approximately two years.

During Phase III of the construction of the Medical Campus, two new wings will be added to the L. Puusepa 8 building complex. Wing M will become the new children’s hospital and Wing C will be home to the Ear Clinic, the Women’s Clinic’s Family Centre and Outpatient Surgery.

‘I am very pleased that we have reached the stage where the Hospital’s healthcare services infrastructure is being further expanded and diversified. The construction of the new children’s hospital building and the relocation of the Ear Clinic to Maarjamõisa will enable us to offer a more patient-centred approach, as well as modern working and learning conditions for the hospital’s staff’, said Marek Seer, Acting Chairman of the Management Board of Tartu University Hospital.

Wing M will be located in place of the previous car park for the Emergency Medicine Department, as a continuation of Wing H, consisting of six above-ground and two underground storeys along with a car park. The new building has a total gross area of approximately 20,000 m2.

To build the new Wing C, the old wing of the building must first be demolished. A new Operating Theatre and Ear Clinic will be built in future Wing C, and visitors to the Women’s Clinic’s Family Centre and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery patients will also be taken care of there. The new Wing C will be built with four above-ground storeys and one underground storey, and the total gross area of the building will be approximately 13,600 m2.

Gerd Müller, Chairman of the Management Board of Nordecon AS, has nothing but praise for the forthcoming object. ‘It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Tartu University Hospital in maintaining the health of the Estonian people and developing our medical field. The Hospital is a world-class medical and educational institution that deserves world-class conditions. It is a great honour and even greater responsibility to contribute to the next expansion phase of the Medical Campus’, commented Gerd Müller, Chairman of the Management Board of Nordecon AS. ‘For us, it is an excellent opportunity to carry out construction work on such a significant object in cooperation with our subsidiary Embach Ehitus, for which Tartu is its home region’.

In addition to the construction of two new wings, the agreement also includes the connection of the wings and the construction of a tunnel connecting the buildings of L. Puusepa 8 and L. Puusepa 6.

The building design documentation was prepared by Sweco Projekt AS and Architecture Workshop Finland OY. The third stage of construction of the Medical Campus is in turn a prerequisite for Phase IV of the planned construction, which envisages the construction of a new building for the Heart Clinic. The estimated total cost of Phase III of the construction of the Medical Campus, including equipment and other furnishings, is approximately EUR 70 million, which is being co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility project ‘Extension and renovation of Tartu University Hospital: Construction of Maarjamõisa Medical Campus, Phase III’ (reference number in the national register of structural funding: 2014-2020.2.04.17-0071).