The emergency medical unit is there to provide health and social care services 24/7 to anyone living in Oslo.This includes emergency medical services for clinical and psychiatric treatment, addiction, social crises and injuries, as well as outpatient services.
There will also be selected specialist health services. The emergency medical unit will be built in the area next to Aker Hospital. The complex will have a gross floor area of around 21,000 m² plus some 5,000 m² for covered parking, and is due for completion in 2023.
Omsorgsbygg (which owns public buildings in Oslo) and the City of Oslo have a clear green profile, and the aim is to build the emergency medical unit in a way that gives the lowest possible energy consumption throughout the life of the building. So it aims to be BREEAM-certified as ‘Very good’ and is expected to be built as a ‘plus building’.