Skanska to Build $56M Michigan Hospital

Skanska has been awarded a contract to design and build the William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich., at a contract amount of $56 million. The project is a joint venture between Skanska and construction management firm Barton Malow, in which Skanska has a 51 percent stake. The project originally broke ground in June 2007 and is expected to be completed in October 2010. The plans call for approximately 17,000 square feet of facilities on the site, including about 7,000 square feet dedicated to an emergency care center and a critical care tower. Additionally, the firm plans to build a three-story ambulatory care center, an expansion on the existing West Tower, a loading dock, powerhouse expansion and a connector bridge linking the existing main campus to the new ambulatory care center. Skanska, headquarted in Stockholm, is a construction firm with significant experience in public-private partnerships. The subsidiary in charge of the hospital project, Skanska USA Building, represents a variety of clients comprised of the healthcare, education and entertainment industries, among others. The firm’s revenues totaled nearly $4 billion in 2007. CPN reported in July that The Skanska Group was named by Cablevision Inc. as the construction manager on a $500 million renovation of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.