Skanska to build Högsbo specialist hospital in Sweden

23 October 2019 (Last Updated November 1st, 2019 11:27)

Global construction and development company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.1bn ($114.09m) to establish a new Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Skanska to build Högsbo specialist hospital in Sweden
Skanska to build new Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Credit: Sweco Architects.

Global construction and development company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK1.1bn ($114.09m) to establish a new Högsbo specialist hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The company has entered into an agreement with the Region Västra Götaland, Västfastigheter for this project.

Skanska will start construction work on the project immediately with opening planned before the end of 2023.

The project will cover the construction of a new hospital building and a supply building, which will cover 27,300m2 of space. It will also include an associated garage with parking space for 175 vehicles.

Following the construction, the hospital building will have five stories featuring operating rooms, reception, and imaging and sampling resources for adults and children.

According to the company, the building is expected to receive silver level certification in accordance with Environmental Building.

Earlier this month, Skanska received a $186m contract from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to establish a new inpatient hospital in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US.

On 2 October, Skanska signed a contract worth $40m with The Children’s Hospital Corporation.

It involves establishing a new ambulatory clinical care building, Boston Children’s at Brookline Place in Brookline, Massachusetts, US.

Last month, the company received contracts to build a new healthcare building in Malmö, Sweden.

Skanska is one of the major construction and development companies in the Nordics. It has building construction and civil engineering operations across Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

Last year, the company posted sales of about SEK67bn ($6.9bn) in its Nordic operations.