About the project
The potential for innovation within the Norwegian health industry is high. Increased demand for user-centric solutions alongside new welfare technology entails unique possibilities for innovation and interaction. Until now, the physical localities for such interaction has been lacking, and Gardermoen Campus aims to create this arena.
Gardermoen Campus is a large development project that will be actualised in multiple construction phases.
The Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Organisation (LHL) clinics at Gardermoen will make up the “heart” of a business and service cluster that will have a particular focus on knowledge-based activities. The aim is for the LHL Clinics at Gardermoen to become a national powerhouse dedicated to helping sufferers of heart and lung disease from throughout Norway, with LHL becoming the co-location for Norway’s leading heart and lung specialists drawn from the Feiring and Glittre clinics. The hospital is expected to have a staff of some 500 employees and in the region of 30,000 visitors per year and will occupy approximately one quarter of the development capacity of the site.
Synergies will be achieved by attaching other functions to the LHL Clinics at Gardermoen. In addition, a municipal health centre or “health house” will be established in the immediate vicinity of the hospital. The health house and the other tenants will be able to share facilities such as a patient hotel with conference rooms, diagnostic imaging services including x-ray, ultrasound, CAT and MRI equipment, a therapy pool and exercise spaces, restaurants, and other services.
The relocation of the LHL Clinics to Gardermoen and the opening of the Health House could create the basis for a business and service cluster that embraces a large proportion of health-related businesses, such as medicine, research and development (R&D), technology, service providers, teaching, public/private health services and other knowledge-based enterprises. The cluster could also include businesses with a focus on the Gardermoen area.
Various business and service functions will provide a basis for a range of local services, including meeting places, restaurants and cafes and active outdoor spaces, to the benefit of the hospital and the surrounding community. The area offers considerable potential as a link between adjoining recreational spaces and could become a leisure destination that lies within acceptable walking and cycling distance of the residential areas in the nearby town of Jessheim, without competing with Jessheim’s position as the centre of the area.