Elvsletta student housing, Svalbard

Skanska Husfabrikken will build student housing for Norway’s Arctic student union at Svalbard.

The project consists of two relatively similar blocks to be built on Elvesletta outside Longyearbyen. A total of 403 modules will be produced, which will be transported by boat from Husfabrikken in Steinkjer to Svalbard.

Norway’s Arctic student union will be able to house 280 students when all units in the student housing are used. In total, the project will be approximately 9,000 square meters. Project start-up was March 2020, and the estimated completion date is the summer of 2021.

For this project, Jotne Ankers will supply outside and inside stairs in 2 buildings.

The special thing about this delivery is that Jotne Ankers will install interior stairs while the building is in modules at the factory in Steinkjær.