|Skanska awarded £61m cancer unit in London|
Skanska has been named preferred bidder for a £61m contract to build a world-class cancer centre in London for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The new treatment centre will cover 14, 800 sq m over seven floors and Skanska has opted for a reinforced concrete frame structure, which will be fitted with a bronze cladding and curtain wall system.
They will also construct all the walls, flooring and carry out ceiling finishes, mechanical and electrical engineering installations, lift installations, external works and refurbishment of existing underground tunnels.
The new Cancer Centre will be connected to the local district combined heating and power system which will bring significant reductions in operational carbon emissions.
Work is expected to start in September this year and is set for completion in October 2011.