Skanska USA to Deliver 395,000 SF Academic Building at Water Street Tampa Development
TAMPA, FLA. — Skanska USA has broken ground on a research and academic tower for the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa. The college of medicine will relocate from 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. to the new 395,000-square-foot building within Water Street Tampa, a $3 billion mixed-use project from Strategic Property Partners. HOK is designing the 13-story tower, which will feature a 400-person auditorium, classrooms, study rooms and a series of spaces for informal collaboration and gathering. The new building will be located at South Meridian Avenue and Channelside Drive on an acre of land donated by Tampa Bay Lightning team owner Jeff Vinik. The building is slated for completion in fall 2019.