Skanska university portfolio grows with new $48m Connecticut contract

SOURCE: Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University is getting a new health & human services building.

By U2B Staff 

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Global construction and development firm Skanska has signed a contract with Connecticut state to build the new health and human services building for Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven, US.

Worth US$48 million, the project includes the construction of a new four-storey, 8,800 square meter building.

According to a media release, in addition to colocating the university’s health and humans services departments, the project will combine the services of several existing campus buildings.

The project will also pursue LEED Gold certification, in compliance with the state’s High-Performance Building Standards.

Construction will commence this month and is expected to be completed by August 2021.

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Artist rendering of the new health and human services building at SCSU. Source: Skanska

As the fifth-largest construction company in the world, the Swedish Skanska is a global leader in the sector and among the top in the US, specialising in building construction, civil infrastructure and developing commercial properties in select markets. 

Headquartered in New York, with offices in 28 metro areas, Skanska US has more than 9,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. 

It works across a broad range of industries, delivering projects for transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial development.

The firm’s expanding portfolio of higher education clients includes the likes of Harvard, Boston University, North Carolina University, Duke, City University of New York, University of Washington and University of Kentucky to name a few.


Last week, Skanska signed a contract with the University of New Hampshire to construct an addition to Spaulding Hall at their campus in Durham, New Hampshire. The US$32 million contract includes the construction of a 40,000 square foot addition adjacent to Spaulding Hall, an existing classroom and lab building in the heart of the new University of New Hampshire campus. The facility will house primarily instructional and research laboratories.

Last September, the firm bagged a US$32 million deal with the University of Cincinnati to renovate and expand a former hall in the institution’s College of Business. The project kicking off this July involves the renovation of an existing six-storey, 31,000-square foot building and the addition of nearly 5,000 square feet to the current space. Upon completion, the building will be the new home of the university’s College of Law.

The firm has also worked with SCSU in the past, providing construction management and risk services for the Hilton C. Buley Library renovation project from 2013 through 2015. The project included demolition works and the renovation of a 98,000-square-foot wing and the addition of a 12,000-square foot area to serve as an atrium and skywalk.