Skanska Tapped to Build $206M Michigan Hospital

The new Marquette General Hospital is slated for completion in the fall of 2018.

By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor

Rendering of the new UP Health System - Marquette hospital
Rendering of the new UP Health System – Marquette hospital

Marquette, Mich.—A joint venture between Skanska USA and Closner Construction is developing a $206 million replacement hospital for UP Health System – Marquette in Michigan for Duke LifePoint Healthcare.

The new replacement facility for the hospital, also known as Marquette General Hospital, will consist of approximately 538,000 square feet, 243 beds, and will also include an approximately 150,000-square-foot diagnostic and therapeutic service center, as well as nearly 183,000 square feet of patient care services. The project will also include an adjoining medical office building and parking structure.

Construction began in May and is slated for completion in October 2018. Gresham, Smith & Partners is handling the design of the new hospital.

The hospital has received a 3-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, meaning that UP Health System – Marquette is in line with the national standard of care across several categories which are used to calculate the star rating.

In July, Skanska announced that it had recorded $8.6 billion in revenue for the first half of 2016, which represented a three percent decrease year over year. The company still remains one of the leading development and construction companies in the country, consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, specialized in civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development, which develops public-private partnerships; and Skanska USA Commercial Development, which develops commercial projects in select U.S. markets.

Rendering courtesy of Gresham Smith & Partners via UP Health System