By Joel Scanlon
Swedish construction and development company, Skanska has received a contract worth $115 million for the development and expansion of St. Francis Hospital located in Columbus, Georgia. Of the $115 million, $103 million will be included under bookings for the USA building for the last quarter of 2011.
As part of the expansion, Skanska will construct a clinical services building at four stories and 175,500 sq m and a medical office building at five stories and 15,700 sq m. Apart from these two buildings, the company will also renovate the main hospital building.
The clinical services building will consist of an exclusive cardiovascular surgical unit with four labs, a suite for nuclear medicine, special procedures room and 30 recovery and prep bays. There will be an additional number of private rooms that will also be spacious. The medical office building will consist of the Cardiac and Women’s Centres of Excellence and will also consist of an auditorium with a seating capacity of 324. As a result of the expansion, the hospital building will additionally have a new emergency room and a surgical suite and 20 new patient treatment rooms. Skanska has commenced construction work and is likely to complete the contract by August 2013. Skanska USA has four business units, which are Skanska USA Building, Skanska USA Civil, Skanska Commercial Development and Skanska Infrastructure Development.