(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-May-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska (STO: SKA-B), a world leading project development and construction group, has announced it has been contracted for the construction of a new undergraduate science laboratory building in Blacksburg, VA, United States. The contract is worth about USD 70 million (~SEK 650 million, EUR 66 million) and has been signed with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The order will be included in the company’s US order bookings for the second quarter 2022.
The four-story, approximately 102,000-gross-square-foot (9,500 gross-square-meter) building will provide critical teaching laboratory and classroom space to support Virginia Tech’s growing enrollment and Beyond Boundaries vision.
It will house nearly 30 wet, dry and specialty laboratories designed to be flexible and adaptable to current and future instructional needs for the university’s College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Graduate teaching assistant workspaces, classrooms, collaboration spots, offices, informal study areas, and 24/7 student space will also be incorporated.
Construction will begin April 2022, and completion is scheduled for April 2024.
For further information please contact:
Maritza E. Ferreira, Communications Director, Skanska USA, tel +1 (678) 4922003
Jacob Birkeland, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Skanska AB,
tel: +46 (0)10 449 19 57
Direct line for media, tel +46 (0)10 448 88 99
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