Skanska wins $70m contract to overhaul historic campus building in Pennsylvania

Render courtesy of Skanska
Skanska has signed a $70m contract with Lehigh University to comprehensively redevelop the historic Clayton University Center on its campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Formerly known as Packer Hall, the building was built in 1868, and was last renovated in 1956.

The 9,200-sq-m renovation will deliver utility upgrades, including new electrical service, mechanical systems, and equipment, as well as the installation of a full fire protection system.

Skanska will also renovate the offices, meeting rooms, lounge areas, and replace all doors and windows as well as the slate and copper roofing systems.

The project will maintain the historic features of the building including the millwork and wood panelling, custom window design, stained glass windows, and interior stone walls.

Work is underway, and the project is expected to be completed in December of 2024.

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