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Skanska lands $470m share of US hospital

28 Nov 11 Skanska and its joint venture partner Mapp Construction have been picked to build the first phase of the new University Medical Center in New Orleans for the state of Louisiana.

The contract amounts to US$522m (£327.7m) and Skanska’s share is 90%, which amounts to US$470m (£295m).

Major project components of the contract include hospital towers with an area of 52,000m2, catering for 424 in-patients, an adjoining 70 000m2 diagnostic and treatment centre and 150,000m2 of associated site work including utility installation, lighting, roadways and parking.

The hospital is expected to open in February 2015.

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