Many construction projects in Copenhagen delayed

New projects are often not well-coordinated with ongoing construction work in the city

Building projects in the Copenhagen area are often delayed by months due to poor municipal planning, reports City Avisen.

In 2015, the total number of delayed projects was 145, 16 percent of current projects. Some 120 of those were more than 6 months behind schedule.

The most common causes of the delays were poor co-ordination with other construction projects, higher than expected costs and political changes.

Better coordination needed
“Every time a project is delayed it costs a substantial amount of money because we still have to pay many subcontractors,” Tommy Petersen, a member of the finance committee, told City Avisen.

Petersen stressed that building projects need to be more carefully researched before municipal councillors approve them.