Global construction and development company Skanska has secured a contract worth $186m from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to build a new inpatient hospital in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US.

As per the terms of the contract, Skanska will be responsible for the construction of a 23,400m² building over seven floors.

Additionally, the company has agreed to upgrade an existing 5,000m2 structure and expand the existing loading dock and a precast parking garage.

The company has already initiated construction works at the site last month, and the project is expected to be completed in December 2021.

Skanska noted that the order will be included in its US order bookings for the third quarter of this year.

Last month, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia expanded its palliative care programme with the opening of the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care.

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Earlier this month, the company signed a contract with the Children’s Hospital Corporation to build a new ambulatory clinical care building, Boston Children’s at Brookline Place in Brookline, Massachusetts.

As per the terms of the contract, Skanska will construct a 7,800m2 fit-out consisting of five levels, with a scope of work including clinical services and research space, equipment suites, reception areas, medical offices and a ground floor lobby.

Construction works at the site are expected to begin this month and scheduled for completion in July next year.

The company said that the contract is worth $40m.

Skanska is one of the major construction and development companies in the US and employed about 9,000 employees in its operations last year.