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Maintenance and construction plan

Hjónagarðar:
The outer work is complete, ie. roof, windows, masonry and glass shutters. All shared facilities have been renewed, ie. playroom for children, residents hall, lounge, bicycle storage and laundry room. 

Renovation of the apartments are being carried out and this work will continue until September 2019.
The work is divided into steps to minimize disturbance towards the residents:
The first 4 phases are over.
Phase 5: 158-161 and 257-262. Completed in March 2019.
Phase 6: 151-156, 251-256, 351-356, completed in august 2019.
 
At the same time, corridors will be renovated.
 
The rental base of the newly renovated apartments will increase by 12.500 ISK in the fall of 2019.

Underground waste disposal system was implemented in two places on the grounds of Hjóna- and Vetrargarður. The work is almost over. Later underground waste disposal systems will be implemented in Skerjagarðar and in the Ásgarðar neighbourhood.
See location on image:

Implementation plan is subjected to change.
Tenants at Hjónagarðar are asked to read about construction at the Science Park as well, see below.
 
Vetrargarður:
During the spring semester 2018, work on Vetrargarður begins by fixing part of the roof. Preparations begin in early April and installation of workshops in mid-May. The roof will be fixed in 4-6 stages the next few summers. Work will begin in building 6-8, ie. the lower roof near the parking lot. At the same time, roof windows will be renewed. Work will then be done clockwise around the bulding from Eggertsgata 6. Windows on the sides of the building where roofs are being fixed will be painted.
See image, the red frame delimits the first phase of the work that was done in summer 2018. Next phase will be carried out in summer of 2020.

New flooring will be laid on the first floor of Vetrargarður, along with heat. 
We have already removed the flooring on the floor in Eggertsgata 6 (E6) and also a part of E8 and E10. Flooring by the stairwells in E8 and E10 have yet to be removed.
The work will be divided into several stages. A schedule for this work is still not clear but the plan will be updated with new information for each phase.  
The common hall of the building, situated in E8, was renewed in the autumn of 2018. Flooring, interior decoration, furniture, new kitchen utensils and painted.

Underground waste disposal system was implemented in two places on the grounds of Hjóna- and Vetrargarður. The work is almost over. Later underground waste disposal systems will be implemented in Skerjagarðar and in the Ásgarðar neighbourhood. Later underground waste disposal systems will be implemented in Skerjagarðar and in the Ásgarðar neighbourhood.
See picture above, Hjónagarðar
 
Implementation plan is subjected to change.
Tenants at Vetrargarður are asked to read about construction at the Science Park as well, see below.
 
Ásgarðar
Underground waste disposal system will be implemented in the neighborhood, at Eggertsgata 24. The timing is not decided, but it takes up to two months. The work is quite noisy for a few days.
Tenants at Ásgarðar are asked to read about construction at the Science Park as well, see below.
Implementation plan is subjected to change.
 
Science Park, by Sæmundargata and Eggertsgata
The role of the Sicence 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 projects are now taking place in the Science Park area,  i.e. new student housing. About 10% of the land was allocated to FS for student housing.

Alvogen top left, student housing bottom left and Icelandic genetic analysis top right.
 
A knowledge-based village will rise in the area in coming years and construction will be varied.
http://visindagardar.is/forsida/um-visindagarda-hi/framkvaemdir-a-svaedinu/
More about the Science Park: http://visindagardar.is/