Nordecon to build Saaremaa state high school for €6.2 million ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

The building plan of future Saaremaa State High School
The building plan of future Saaremaa State High School Source: ERR

Listed Estonian construction group Nordecon AS and state-owned real estate development and management company Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS) have signed a contract for the construction of the future Saaremaa High School study building in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa. The total cost of the project is €6.2 million, plus VAT.

The school building will be constructed at Väljaku tänav 8 and Garnisoni tänav 18 registered immovables, according to RKAS. The new state high school has capacity for 540 students. Construction work will begin in July 2020, with the aim of handing over the building to the school family by the beginning of the 2021 school year.

The construction is financed from the resources of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the state budget.

CEO of RKAS Kati Kusmin said in a press release the construction of the new school building is an important event for all participants of the project as well as the local community.

"The state high schools project provides a good opportunity to create modern school buildings and learning environments all over Estonia. We are pleased to say that we've now also reached Saaremaa," Kusmin said.

The building is designed by Martin Kinks, Risto Parve, Kai Süda, Margit Valma and Heldi Jürisoo from Karisma architecture firm, whose design won the corresponding architecture competition organized in 2018 by RKAS in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research, Saaremaa rural municipality government and the Estonian Association of Architects.

The Saaremaa state high school will have a net space of approximately 4,300 square meters. 

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