Skanska Builds $63M Medical Research and Education Facility in Tampa Bay
- Jun 09, 2016
Tampa–Skanska USA recently secured a $62.7 million contract to build a 230,000-square-foot research and education facility at the Johns Hopkins Medicine All Children’s Hospital campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. The pediatric hospital campus provides access to innovative treatments and therapies, with more than 43 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties.
The medical facility is set to deliver groundbreaking research and clinical education to the St. Petersburg community, and will include 30,000 square feet of research and laboratory spaces, and an additional 30,000 square feet of educational space, with a 400-seat auditorium. It will also be equipped with 50,000 square feet of office and administrative spaces, a 20,000-square-foot collaboration space, and a Biorepository.
The project designed by architecture firm HDR broke ground in March 2016, with more than 200 professionals including clinicians, research teams, faculty and staff slated to occupy the facility by 2018. Hospital departments include Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute, Heart Institute, Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences.
“This job is particularly rewarding for Skanska as it will address the growing need for healthcare services across Florida and further education, which is the backbone of this community,” said Fred Hames, executive vice president and general manager at Skanska USA Building in Florida. “Investing in the expansion of a medical research and educational center ensures this community can continue to deliver quality care to an increasing patient population and train its current and future healthcare professionals.”
Currently, Skanska is building its largest project in New York: the $4 billion redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport, the firm’s biggest contract to date. The company is also developing a handful of projects across the country, including the construction of LifeWay’s $70 million corporate headquarters in Nashville, and the $70M renovation of University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena with JV partner Megen Construction