Skanska USA announced that it has been awarded an $80 million contract to construct a new Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Virginia. Skanska’s share of the contract is 100 percent.
The new Children’s Pavilion project will include the construction of a 640,000 sf building with exam rooms; a surgical area with operating and procedure rooms; areas for diagnostic testing, imaging, and lab services; and faculty offices all dedicated to pediatrics. Included in the facility is an attached 600-space parking garage. The facility will be built behind the existing Children’s Pavilion on the VCU Medical Center campus.
Once completed, the new Children’s Pavilion will be the most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children’s healthcare in the region. It also will bring the majority of the outpatient pediatric services across the medical campus to one facility, while reinforcing VCU’s commitment to research and its investment in advancing pediatric care.
Construction on the Children’s Pavilion began in mid-September. Seeking LEED Silver certification, the project is slated for completion in August 2015.