Skanska constructs and renovates hospital in Fort Myers, USA

Skanska has signed a contract with Lee Memorial Hospital System’s Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida, USA, to construct a new patient tower and renovate an existing facility.

The joint venture with Gates Construction is led by Skanska. The total contract value is USD 144 M, about SEK 933 M. Skanska will include its full 75 percent share, USD 108 M, about SEK 700 M, in the order bookings for Skanska USA Building for the first quarter 2014.

The new 8-story patient tower will include a paediatric emergency department, and there will be a total of 160 beds in the new patient pavilion. The renovation of the main facility will enable greater efficiency for the hospital.

The renovation of Golisano Children’s Hospital will begin in April/May of 2014, and construction of the new patient tower will begin in April 2014. Both the renovation and construction are slated for completion in April 2017.

Skanska USA is one of the leading development and construction companies in the country, consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specialises in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, specialised in civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships; and Skanska USA Commercial Development, which develops commercial projects in select U.S. markets. Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA has more than 9,600 employees and its 2013 revenues were about SEK 45 billion.