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Contract let for $580m US veterans hospital

21 Nov 11 The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a US$580.2m (£368m) construction contract to build the new Denver VA Medical Center.

The construction component of the contract was awarded to Kiewit-Turner Joint Venture. The facility is designed to be LEED silver certified. More than 6,300 jobs will be created during the construction of the medical centre.

“This new medical centre will not only help provide Veterans with the care they have earned, it will create good-paying jobs that benefit the local economy,” said secretary of veterans affairs Eric Shinseki.

The new 182-bed medical centre will include in-patient tertiary care and ambulatory care, a 30-bed spinal cord injury centre, a 30-bed nursing home community living centre, a research building, and parking structures.

The completion date of the hospital is scheduled for early 2015.

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