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Peikko delivers its composite frame to multi-purpose building project ICON Växjö in Sweden

Peikko Group’s Swedish subsidiary Peikko Sverige AB has received a substantial order for the composite frame of a project named ICON situated in Växjö, southern Sweden. The order comprises 5 kilometers of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams and 720 tons of Composite Columns and other steel structures needed in the building’s frame. The deliveries start in August 2016 and end in March 2017. Peikko is responsible of the design of the frame elements as well as the total stability of the building. 

“We are happy to be part of this big multi-purpose building project. ICON is architecturally a very demanding and challenging shape. With Peikko’s composite frame the set requirements were met. It is a robust construction that is fast to erect and has integrated fire-proofing. At the same time it allows flexibility in the layout arrangements needed in this type of multi-purpose building”, states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation. 

ICON Växjö is part of a larger development named Arenastaden. The ICON building comprises 37.000 m2 and its highest part is 19-storey high. It will be a multi-purpose building housing a hotel, a bowling alley, a spa, restaurants, a school, offices, and apartments. ICON Växjö is developed by APP Equity AB, structural design has been made by HC con AB, and architectural design by Samrén & Månsson AB. Prefabsystem Syd delivers the precast elements and is responsible for the erection of the frame. ICON will be finished in 2018.

  

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation,
Mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email: topi.paananen@peikko.com

Jan Lindén, Managing Director, Peikko Sverige AB,
GSM +46 768 24 07 00, email: jan.linden@peikko.com

Distribution:
Main media, Peikko websites

Peikko’s Composite Frame is a flexible and tailor-made solution best suited for multi-story buildings such as offices, hospitals, schools, hotels, car parks, shopping centers, and residential buildings. The Composite Frame consists of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams, Composite Columns, and other steel structures required in the building’s frame. It enables slender and light structural solutions that provide savings in volume and costs. The Composite Frame components are CE marked according to EN 1090-1 and they have built in fire resistance up to R180. Peikko’s Composite Frame solution is always tailor-made for each customer’s needs. It comprises design, manufacture, and also installation if needed.  

Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make customers’ building processes faster, easier, and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s turnover in 2015 was EUR 155 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1200 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.