Maintenance and construction plan

Maintenance and construction plan

Implementation of this plan is subject to change

 

Gamli Garður

The expansion of Gamli Garður has begun and will continue until fall 2021. With the expansion, we can offer 69 additional students housing.
Working hours are on weekdays between 8 am - 6 pm.

Hjónagarðar

Hjónagarðar have been fully renovated, ie. exterior and interior, but work on fabricating floors in the hallways is still being done in some places. Therefore, Hjónagarðar have new masonry, roof, windows and balconies with glass-enclosed doors. The common areas indoors have also been renovated, ie. children's play area, residents salon, lounge, bicycle storage and laundry room. Apartment renovations were finished in the second half of 2019.

Underground waste disposal system was put up by Hjónagarðar, and between Hjóna- and Vetrargarðar in the fall of 2018, finishing in March 2019.

The residents at Hjónagarðar are asked to familiarize themselves with the maintenance and construction plan at the Science park (Vísindagarðar) (see below).

 

Vetrargarður

Work on repairing the roof at Vetrargarðar began in spring 2018. The roof will be repaired in 4-6 stages over the next few summers. Work began in building 6-8, ie. the lower roof near the parking lot. At the same time, roof windows are being renewed. Work will then be done clockwise around the building from Eggertsgata 6. Windows on the sides of the building where roofs are being fixed will be painted.
 The red frame (see picture) 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. The work will be divided into few stages. We have already removed the flooring in Eggertsgata 6 (E6) and a part of E8 and E10. Flooring by the stairwells in E8 and E10 have yet to be removed. The renewing will begin by Sólgarður (the preschool) and continue at E6 and to the stairwell in E8. We will try to do the floor and roof construction at different times in each part of the building. No detailed plan is available, ie. when the work will be done/completed, but we will notify the residents before each part begins.

The residents salon was renovated successfully in the fall of 2018.

Underground waste disposal system was put up by Hjónagarðar, and between Hjóna- and Vetrargarðar in the fall of 2018, finishing in March 2019.

The residents at Vetrargarðar are asked to familiarize themselves with the maintenance and construction plan at the Science park (Vísindagarðar) (see below).

 
Ásgarðar

An underground waste disposal system will be implemented in the neighbourhood. The timing and placing has not been decided, but the job may take up to two months. The work is quite noisy for a few days. Residents will be notified when we know more about the planning.

The residents at Ásgarðar are asked to familiarize themselves with the maintenance and construction plan at the Science park (Vísindagarðar) (see below).

MÝRARGARÐUR

Mýrargarður opened in January 2020. Remaining construction work is in the building, on the plot and in the vicinity. See also, The Science Park, below. 

 
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.