Skanska to Lead $229M Renovation, Expansion of Hospital in Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, FLA. — Skanska USA has unveiled renovation and expansion plans for Gulf Coast Medical Center, a hospital in the Southwest Florida city of Fort Myers. The $229 million expansion will add three floors totaling 365,700 square feet. The project includes the expansion of the emergency departments, clinical laboratory, radiology department, dining services and the central energy plant. The planned expansions will increase the hospital’s bed capacity from 356 to 624. Skanska will also renovate an existing 48,500 square feet of space at the hospital. Skanska is leading the project on behalf of the hospital owner, Lee Health. The development team, including general contractor Gates Construction and architect HKS Inc., expects to complete the hospital’s renovation program by September 2021.