Report on the construction of the Niels Bohr Building

The purpose of the study is therefore to assess, whether the Ministry of Transport and Housing, including the Building and Property Agency and the Danish Road Directorate, has managed changes to the construction of the Niels Bohr Building in a satisfactory manner. The report answers the following questions:

  • Has the Building and Property Agency ensured an adequate project basis for the construction work?
  • Has the Building and Property Agency ensured that decisions to make changes to the building were made on an adequately informed basis?

It is Rigsrevisionen’s assessment that the Danish Ministry of Transport and Housing’s management of changes to the construction of the Niels Bohr Building has been very unsatisfactory. The inadequate change management has contributed to the overall cost overrun of approx. DKK 2.4 billion that has not enhanced the quality of the building. Moreover, the inadequate management of the changes reviewed in this report has contributed to delaying the project by approx. four years, which has also had the consequence that the desired gains for research and education have not yet been realized. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in November 2019.

Last updated on 10 November 2020

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