Skanska to build $187m Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

Swedish construction giant Skanska has won a $187m contract to build the new 371,000-square-foot Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute in downtown Orlando, Florida, a combined inpatient and outpatient hospital.

It will have an eight-story building housing 75 inpatient rooms and 10 operating rooms. An adjoining six-story medical office building will include two floors of ambulatory suites which will contain an added 12 operating rooms.

Designed by architecture firm EYP Architecture & Engineering, the medical pavilion and outpatient surgery centre are set to be completed in late 2022, and the hospital has an anticipated completion by summer 2023.

The hospital is one of only a few orthopedic-specific facilities in the southeast US, Skanska said.

Currently, Skanska is building several healthcare construction projects in Florida including the renovation and expansion of the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers and completing phase two of the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health in South Florida.

Image: A render of the new hospital by EYP Architecture & Engineering

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