School Centre in the Faroe Islands

Mannvit is responsible for project management and project control in the construction of a new school centre in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. The centre will house a Technical College, a Commercial College and a Vocational Training School all of which had been housed in older buildings that were too small. The decision, made in the spring of 2008, to construct a new building for these three schools marked quite a turning point in Faeroese educational matters.

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The centre is built at Marknagil, on the outskirts of Torshavn. The owner of the building is the Faroese Ministry of Education and the project co-ordinator is Landsverk. The contractor for most of the civil work is the Faroese/Icelandic Company TG Verk. The building size will be 19,500 m², with facilities for 1500 students. The project’s budget amounts to DKK 515 million and the building is expected to be ready for  the 2016 school year.

Mannvit's Client was the Main Contractor on the project and will carry out 7 of 10 contracts bid out including: site preparation work, earthwork, drainage, in-situ concrete, supply and installation of precast elements, supply and installation of steelwork, plus various other contracts. Mannvit's role was to provide experienced staff with Project Management skills to work on behalf of the Main Contractor using the Main Contractor’s QMS.


  • Support of Main Contractor during contract negotiations with the Project Owner
  • Establish Project Management Procedures within the framework of the Main Contractor’s QMS
  • Manage the position as Project Manager and Construction Manager on behalf of the Main Contractor.
  • Manage the position as Project Control Manager on behalf of the Main Contractor
19,500 m² 
515 million  DKK 

“The building takes account of modern teaching methods and creative approaches in schoolwork. The premises need to be able to meet the needs of diverse usage and be flexible for future challenges.“

Friðberg Stefánsson

Project Manager