Portalen – Lillestrøm
The location south of the railway station in Lillestrøm takes a quantum jump now when Portalen is ready. The new landmark of 50,000 square meters contains hotels, business areas, an office building and two apartment blocks with 144 apartments.
The builder through Jernbanegata AS is OBOS Forretningsbygg AS. Portalen is OBOS’ largest single project ever, with a project cost of over 1.5 billion NOK. The project owner for the residential area is OBOS New Home, project management for Scandic Lillestrøm has been Chinma Holding, while Øyvind Moen AS and OBOS Prosjekt have assisted the building management in addition to OBOS Forretningsbyggs’ own resources. Veidekke Entreprenørs total contract has a value of NOK 821 million excluding fees, and is also Distrikt Oslo’s first project built after the BREEAM-NOR classification.
In recent years, the ten-acre plot has served as a parking lot, but with different owner constellations, efforts have been made to achieve good finances in various project plans. OBOS Forretningsbygg contacted LPO Arkitekter in the fall of 2012, with a wish to get about 50,000 square meters of land in which 40,000 square meters would be above ground.
– There were clear indications about the disposals. OBOS Forretningsbygg wanted an office building in the south, a hotel closest to the train station and homes and shops located in the center. We had a very good internal process that led to this concept, says Beate Bruun of LPO Arkitekter, who won the architectural competition just before Christmas in 2012.