Much needed comfort station at busy border
At the Svinesund customs office, a steady stream of traffic is constantly on the move between Norway and Sweden. One of Danfo’s biggest buildings to date is exactly what it needed.
Svinesund is one of Norway’s most important border crossings and customs offices, and one of the most heavily trafficked, serving up to 2,500 lorries daily. In other words, there was a major need for efficient facilities at the site.
On behalf of the Norwegian state property management agency, Statsbygg, Danfo provided one of the largest toilet buildings it has ever built: a Tetragon 182, which was transported in two parts and assembled on site. To deal with the heavy traffic, it is equipped with eight ordinary WCs, a disabled-access WC and two urinals.
“It is unusual for us to deliver a building of this size, but it was no problem to do so”, says Danfo’s Norwegian general manager Vidar Edvardsen.
The building is situated on the Norwegian side of the border, and is used primarily by professional drivers in the transport industry. Danfo also handles operation and maintenance of the building.
Before the new toilet building was built in May 2015, the customs office temporarily solved the problem with portable toilet cabins. Building a permanent structure raised standards for visitors several rungs up the quality ladder in a single step.