by Steve Lubetkin, Globest.com
The Philadelphia regional office of Skanska USA will be building Inspira Health Network’s new hospital building in Mullica Hill, Salem County, about 15 miles from Philadelphia, PA.
“Skanska’s extensive regional national healthcare experience and innovative construction and delivery models enable clients like Inspira to focus on providing a superior service to the community,” says Skanska USA executive vice president and general manager Ed Szwarc. “At Skanska, we build for a better society – and we are committed to enhancing and expanding the Philadelphia region’s capacity for quality healthcare through these world-class facilities.”
It’s Skanska USA’s second major hospital contract in the Delaware Valley in the third quarter. In August, Skanska USA announced it would build the Women and Children’s Health Building for Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE.
The new Inspira Health Network Medical Center will be built under the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach, which brings together the client, designer and the builder to align stakeholders and streamline the execution of the project. The new medical center will be Skanska USA’s largest IPD project to date in North America.
With its partners Array Architects and Leach Wallace Associates, Skanska USA will construct a five story hospital building with 204 beds. The main tower consists of operating rooms, an emergency department, imaging suites, as well as administrative, dining and support services. The project also includes constructing a new central utility plant, which will provide electrical power, heating/hot water and chilled water to the new hospital.
“A new medical center conveniently located in the heart of Gloucester County will be a great asset to the entire region,” says John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health Network. “This modern facility will allow our physicians and staff to offer our neighbors easy access to an even higher level of quality health care.”
Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2017 and is scheduled to be complete by December 2019.
Skanska has extensive healthcare experience in the Delaware Valley including the Capital Health Replacement Hospital, Christiana Care’s Women and Children’s Health Building, Wilmington Hospital Expansion, and the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Other major regional projects include SugarHouse Casino, Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion Addition at the Franklin Institute, Terminal F Baggage Claim Addition and Ticketing Renovation at the Philadelphia International Airport, and University of Delaware East Campus Residence Hall.