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Skanska Signs $220M Contract as Construction Manager for $400M Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL

(STOCKHOLM) -- Skanska USA has signed a $220 million contract to build a $400 million Nemours Children's Hospital on a 60-acre greenfield site in Orlando's Lake Nona medical city near the University of Central Florida.

It is the biggest construction-related contract of its kind signed in the Southeast this year, according to Real Estate Channel research.

Skanska will  provide construction manager at-risk services. The project broke ground June 25 and is expected to be completed in 2012.

The 630,000-square-foot project (57,000 sq m) features a 95 in-patient bed tower, emergency department, diagnostic and ambulatory programs, education and research centers, integrated with an outpatient clinic.

When completed, the campus will allow Nemours to provide access to a full-line of specialty services and improve pediatric care to the region through coordinated patient-centered medical services, biomedical research, medical and allied health training, educational programs as well as pediatric prevention services and child advocacy programs.

Additionally, the facility will incorporate high performance, environmentally friendly and sustainable design concepts to achieve LEED® certification from the United States Green Building Council.

The architect of record is Stanley Beaman & Sears and the associate architect is Perkins+Will.

Skanska USA Building is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships.

The company also provides validation services to clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
Clients represent a broad range of U.S. industries including science and technology, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment.

The business unit is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has 3,500 employees. Sales in 2008 amounted to about SEK 30.3 billion.

The Group currently has 55,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska's sales in 2008 totaled SEK 144 billion.

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