Skanska to build veterinary medicine complex at Texas University

30 June 2014 (Last Updated June 30th, 2014 18:30)

Construction firm Skanska USA has secured a contract worth $93m to build the veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences education complex and renovate the existing small animal hospital for Texas A&M University (TAMU) at its main campus in College Station, Texas.

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Construction firm Skanska USA has secured a contract worth $93m to build the veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences education complex and renovate the existing small animal hospital for Texas A&M University (TAMU) at its main campus in College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is one of the top veterinary colleges in the country.

The new education complex and renovation of the animal hospital will create new opportunities for more than 500 students of the university.

"The new education complex and renovation of the animal hospital will create new opportunities for more than 500 students."

The 28,000m² education complex will house classrooms, teaching and laboratory space and a café with indoor and outdoor dining facilities.

Construction work will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.

In addition to the upcoming facilities, Skanska has previously built many notable buildings within the main university campus, including the Agriculture & Life Sciences complex and the Liberal Arts and Humanities building.

Additionally, the company was also involved in the expansion and renovation of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

Based in New York, Skanska USA has more than 9,600 employees and generated revenues of SEK43.5bn ($6.4bn) in 2013.


Image: Artist's rendering of the upcoming veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences education complex at Texas University. Photo: courtesy of Skanska AB.