Swedish city of Gothenburg hires NCC to build vast indoor water park

Swedish builder NCC has won a contract worth some €68m (SEK700m) to build a large indoor water park at the famous Liseberg fun park in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Part of municipal company Liseberg’s plan to become a year-round destination, even during Sweden’s long winters, the "Oceana" water park will cover 13,600 sq m, with 6,000 sq m of indoor pools and 4,000 sq m of outside bathing.

Oceana will have 14 rides, a wave pool, a "lazy river" and other aquatic activities. It will have a maximum capacity of 1,750 people in the summer.

Swedish architects Wingårdhs designed the park, and water attractions will be designed and manufactured by WhiteWater.

The park will be themed on Gothenburg’s history and the Swedish East India Company, which conducted trade with China and the Far East in the 18th century.

"In addition to a highly themed environment, the park offers a lot of new features – and not just for the Swedish market. These includes the first six-person raft rides in Europe, and the highest mega-drop Master Blaster in the World," said Thomas Sjöstrand, head of Liseberg’s Jubilee expansion project.

The building will have a basement level and a 40-metre-high tower to accommodate the biggest rides.

Construction starts immediately and is expected to be finished in 2024, NCC said.

NCC is also building the Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, another part of Liseberg’s Jubilee expansion plan.

Image: Oceana will have 14 rides, a wave pool, a "lazy river" and other aquatic activities (Liseberg)

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