Skanska to build new STEM school in Cullowhee, NC, USA, for USD 64 M, about SEK 570 M

Press release 1/11/2019 8:00 AM EST

Skanska enters next phase of a multi-part contract with Western Carolina University through the State of North Carolina Construction Office to build mixed-use STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) building in Cullowhee, NC, USA.

WCU STEM Building

The contract is worth USD 64 M, about SEK 570 M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the fourth quarter 2018.

The initial phase of the contract, worth USD 22 M, about SEK 200 M, was included in the third quarter order bookings.

The 17,000-square-meter building will be a five-level building with state-of-the-art science labs and classroom spaces, along with a roof-top greenhouse and terrace making a sixth usable outdoor floor. Once construction of the new STEM facility is complete in 2021, the adjacent existing 1970s-era four-level science building will be demolished and replaced with a courtyard.

Construction started in July 2018, and the project is expected to be complete in October 2021.