Balfour Beatty US wins hospital build contract

Construction company Balfour Beatty US, in a joint venture with commercial contractor McCarthy Building Companies, has been selected to provide design and build services for the $503m (£322m) Fort Hood Replacement Hospital project at Fort Hood, Texas.

The 944,000ft2 facility will replace the existing 45-year-old Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center and provide a new healthcare facility for US service members and their families.

Construction on the project for the US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to start in April 2011 and complete in May 2014.