November 1, 2019
Durham, NC (November 1, 2019) — Global development and construction firm Skanska has announced it will construct the new UNC Hospitals’ Surgical Tower located in the center of the UNC Healthcare campus. The 335,000-square-foot project will cost $257 million and Skanska is providing preconstruction and construction management at risk services. When completed in 2022, the Surgical Tower will be the largest building on UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill campus.
The seven-story tower will include a basement level and will house 24 operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, with 56 pre- and post-operating rooms, as well as two floors of ICU space with 56 beds. The building will also include a main reception and visitor waiting areas on each floor; central processing; offices and conference rooms; an indoor and outdoor staff lounge; and staff locker rooms.
“The mission of UNC Health Care is to promote the health and well-being of the people of North Carolina,” said Janet Hadar, president of UNC Medical Center. “The new Surgical Tower will only enhance our ability to provide the highest quality surgical and medical care for the people of our state.”
The project will be constructed in the following phases:
■ Phase one: Site development work and new connector basement construction.
■ Phase two: Deep foundations.
■ Phase three: Main Surgical Tower building work.
Site development work includes extensive utility relocations, an upgraded storm and sanitary system, new chilled water and steam for the new tower and adjacent buildings, and new electrical duct bank from a future generator plant.
“This project lives up to Skanska’s purpose, ‘Building for a Better Society.’ It will provide UNC Health Care with a state-of-the-art facility to better serve its patients, their families and the health professionals who work there,” said Greg Peele, executive vice president responsible for Skanska’s North Carolina and Virginia building operations, which is overseeing the project.
The project will also provide patient drop-off canopies at the Surgical Tower and the existing Children’s Hospital. Skanska will additionally construct two overhead pedestrian bridges that connect existing parking decks and the Dental School building to the Surgical Tower. The project also includes a three-story service connector, renovation work at the existing Ambulatory Patient Care Facility and expansion of the café in the existing part of the hospital.
For further information please contact:
Maritza Ferreira, Skanska, 404.946.7521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mittie Rooney, for Skanska, 301.602.8709, email@example.com
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. For more information, please visit www.usa.skanska.com.
About UNC Health Care
UNC Health Care is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.
UNC Health Care is comprised of UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; and the UNC Physicians Network.
For more information, please visit www.unchealthcare.org.
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