Skanska has been awarded a $134 million contract to construct a hospital in Hopewell, New Jersey that will replace the 112-year-old Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey for its customer, Capital Health.

Skanska is responsible for both pre-construction and construction plans and services and has already obtained $90 million which was included in order bookings last year at the rate and in the quarter in which the preconstruction services were provided.

The construction project includes approximately 297,000 sq ft in two buildings linked at the fl oor with a public atrium and lobby area. 237 beds will make up two-thirds of the project in the hospital section; the remainder being administration premises.

Skanska has also been contracted for a $117 million additional expansion of the hospital in which the remaining phases will be included in order bookings when the funding is in place.

Construction on the hospital began in August and is expected to be complete in October 2011.