Maintenance and construction plan

Maintenance and construction plan

IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PLAN IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The maintenance and construction plan specifies larger maintenance and construction projects at Student housing, but not general and smaller projects that are part of daily operations or take a short time. Experience has shown that small projects can grow in scope, and you may always assume that not all projects are specified in a summary such as this. The maintenance and construction plan does not specify construction work in nearby houses and streets, construction work by others, e.g., utility companies or the City of Reykjavik. There are no notification requirements for neighbours of Student housing beyond what is specified by law.

 

HJÓNAGARÐAR
Eggertsgata 2-4. No construction is planned in the building.

Residents at Hjónagarður are asked to familiarize themselves with the Vísindagarðar Science Park construction plan (see below) and other buildings, e.g., Vetrargarður. 

 

VETRARGARÐUR
Eggertsgata 6-10. Construction on renewal on Vetrargarður has begun and in the coming two and a half years all the building will be renewed (Project completion around September 2023). This will result in some disturbance for those who live in the building. To speed up the work and alleviate stress for residents the work will be done in phases. The roof will also be replaced.

The residents at Vetrargarðar are asked to familiarize themselves with the maintenance and construction plan at the Science Park (Vísindagarðar) (see below) and other buildings, e.g., Ásgarðar.

 

ÁSGARÐAR
Eggertsgata 12-34. In the coming years, we will renovate the roofs at Ásgarðar. Roofs at Eggertsgata 12-14 and 16-18 will be renovated in the summer of 2021 and March/April 2022. We do not plan on renovating the roof at Eggertsgata 24, since the building is newer than others in the Ásgarðar neighborhood.

Plans on enlargening the Leikgarður preschool by Eggertsgata 12 are in a local planning process.

Plans on enlargening the store by Eggertsgata 24 and getting a low-price store chain instead are underway. Plans on building a service building for FS and a resident’s hall for residents at Ásgarðar in the garden behind Eggertsgata 20-28 are also underway. Both projects are in a local planning process.

Individual apartments will be renovated if needed, this work will take place parallel with lease agreements ending.

Condition analysis will be carried out in all buildings at Ásgarðar (Eggertsgata 12-34). Subsequently, some work could be done on the outside of some buildings. The maintenance and construction plan will be updated per the analysis.

Residents are asked to familiarize themselves with the Vísindagarðar Science Park construction plan (see below).

 

SKERJAGARÐUR
Suðurgata 121. Work on repairing localized damages on the outside walls and small repairs on the roof during the summer of 2022. The roof will be painted.

 

ODDAGARÐAR
Sæmundargata 14-20. In the coming years, we will need to work on the roofs, stairwells, and balcony passages at Oddagarðar. The work will commence in March 2022, but the exact project finish is not known.

Construction on behalf of Alvogen/Alvotech is ongoing. The work will take more than two years and should finish at the end of 2022. Residents can expect traffic disturbances as well as other disturbances during that time frame.

Residents at Oddagarðar are asked to familiarize themselves with the Vísindagarðar Science Park construction plan (see below).

 

MÝRARGARÐUR
Sæmundargata 21. Mýrargarður was opened in January/February 2020. Construction on behalf of FS in the building has finished.

Numerous constructions are scheduled on nearby lots in the coming years. Construction on behalf of Alvogen/Alvotech is ongoing. The work will take more than two years and should finish at the end of 2022. Residents can expect traffic disturbances as well as other disturbances during that time frame.

Residents are asked to familiarize themselves with the Vísindagarðar Science Park construction plan (see below).

 

GAMLI GARÐUR
Hringbraut 29-31. The construction at Gamli Garður is almost over but some finishing work will be ongoing for the next few weeks. Some improvements will be done in the older building in January-April 2022, polishing and varnishing the stairwell, replacing kitchen doors and, other small projects.

Preparation regarding renewing kitchens will be done when all residents have moved out in May. This preparation will not affect residents much. Working hours are weekdays from 08:00-18:00.

 

SKUGGAGARÐAR
Lindargata 42-46A. Lindargata 44 will be dismantled and a new building with 10 apartments and a resident’s hall for all residents at Skuggagarðar will be built. An underground garbage disposal system will also be put up. Two new buildings will also be built on the Vatnsstígur lot

The dismantling and excavation work should be completed in July 2022. Then, the construction of the new building begins. We expect that part of the work to take approximately 12-14 months from the end of the excavation work and should thus be completed around August 2023. Lot construction will be carried out at the same time as the construction, and for 1-2 months after the building construction is completed. The lot by Lindargata 42 will not be completed at that time, since we are planning on building two small houses on the Vatnsstígur lot, however, the timing of that work is yet unknown.

The construction will inevitably affect the residents at Skuggagarðar. All parking places at Skuggagarðar will be blocked while the construction takes place and there will only be approximately ten parking places, after the construction is completed. Residents may expect some noise during the daytime on weekdays (07:00-18:00), especially during the excavation- and construction work. We will emphasize completing the outside work as soon as possible to relieve the area.

 

SKÓGARGARÐAR
Skógarvegur 18-22. In January-March 2022 we intend to build a roof on the garbage disposal and upgrade the barrel composition.
Lighting in the gardens will be renovated in the fall of 2021.

 

SKJÓLGARÐUR
Brautarholt 7. No work on behalf of Student housing is scheduled.

 

VÍSINDAGARÐAR SCIENCE PARK
The role of the Science Park is to be an internationally recognized forum of technology and knowledge in Iceland and actively foster and connect entrepreneurs, companies, universities, institutions, and other stakeholders who work to enhance the use of research, innovation, and business development for prosperity and charm for the country and the nation (taken from the website of the project).

Various construction is ongoing in the area. FS has nothing to do with these constructions and residents are asked to please contact the Science Park if they have any comments regarding the construction.

OTHER
We are putting up charging stations for electric cars in cooperation with ON. This is done in small steps to meet the demand. The parking spaces are not only intended for residents since they show up in the ON app. No time limit is on the work, need and demand will control the work.