Skanska win two US hospital contracts worth $213m

Skanska has signed two hospital expansion contracts, one in New York City worth $120m and one in North Carolina, costing $93m. 

In New York, Skanska will build an extension to the NYU Langone Medical Centre. The 15,000 square metre, five-storey Ambulatory Care Centre will include an emergency department, surgical and imaging suites, a pharmacy and examination rooms. It is due to be completed in October 2017. 

Skanska will also build the Vascular Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, a 28,000 square metre, eight-storey, freestanding addition to the Rex UNC Health Care Campus.

The NYU Langone Medical Center (Wikimedia Commons)

The hospital will be dedicated to the treatment of patients with heart disease. The "patient tower" will house 127 rooms, including an intensive care unit. 

Construction on the project has already begun and is due to be completed in March 2017. 

Skanska recently said it expects to use 3D concrete printers on site "in 18 months".

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