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Skanska wins £61m London cancer hospital contract

Skanska has won a £61 million contract with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to construct a world-class cancer centre in London.

The new building will be on the site of the former Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital which moved into the new University College Hospital last November.

Designed by architects Hopkins, the 14,800 sq m centre will consist of five floors above and two floors below ground floor level.

Major plant will be located at the lowest level, with some small plant areas at level six.

Under the contract, Skanska will construct the building using a reinforced concrete frame which will include high quality bronze cladding and curtain wall system.

The contract also includes wall, floor and 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 heat and power system bringing significant reductions in operational carbon emissions.

Work is expected to start in September this year with completion set for October 2011.