Skanska wins $334.6m contract to build new hospital in Finland

1 February 2021 (Last Updated February 1st, 2021 12:02)

Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK2.8bn ($334.6m) from Kanta-Häme Hospital District for the construction of a new hospital in Finland.

Skanska wins $334.6m contract to build new hospital in Finland
Skanska wins contract for the construction of new hospital in Finland. Credit: Skanska.

Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a contract worth SEK2.8bn ($334.6m) from Kanta-Häme Hospital District for the construction of a new hospital in Finland.

To be built in Hämeenlinna, the 74,000m2 new central hospital building is divided into three separate parts.

The hospital will be responsible for providing emergency medical services as well as all major medical specialties including psychiatry.

It will also provide special health care functions, primary health care, dentistry and acute home care and home hospital services.

The central hospital will be constructed by an alliance consortium where Skanska is appointed as the main contractor.

The alliance also includes Kanta-Häme Hospital District and Sweco as well as a joint venture of architectural agencies called Team Integrated.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to commence in August this year with the hospital planned to be ready by the end of 2025.

Last month, Skanska secured a $187m contract for the construction of the new 371,000ft2 Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute in downtown Orlando, Florida.

The company stated that the new combined inpatient and outpatient facility will be dedicated only for the care of orthopedic patients.

It will include an eight-storey building housing 75 inpatient rooms and ten operating rooms as well as an adjoining six-story medical office building that will comprise two floors of ambulatory suites which will contain an added 12 operating rooms.

The medical pavilion and outpatient surgery centre, designed by architecture firm EYP Architecture & Engineering, are planned to be completed next year, and the new hospital is expected to be completed by 2023.