Skanska drives off with $480M bus depot deal in New York

ConDig (10-Jan–23) Swedish developer and contractor Skanska has landed a $480 million deal to build a bus depot in Jamaica, New York.

The project includes the design and construction of a LEED certified bus depot facility as well as the demolition of the existing Jamaica bus depot.

It will also feature the construction of a three-story administrative building on the northwest end of the site that will connect to the depot via an enclosed bridge.

Overall, the one-story bus terminal will include 272 standard bus equivalent parking spaces, three bus washing lanes, two chassis washing stations, an interior bus washing station, fifteen maintenance bays and rooftop bus parking.

Work is scheduled to kick off this month and completion is slated for December 2026. 

Meanwhile, Skanska also reported that it had bagged a $83.6 million contract to build a life sciences and engineering building in Fairfax, Virginia.

The life sciences and engineering building at the university’s Prince William County Science and Technology (SciTech) Campus, is expected to be 40,000 square meters and feature specialized instructional labs, classrooms, experiential learning laboratories, and faculty and administrative offices.

Work started in December and is slated for completion in 2025. 

The building will be used by the College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Science, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Last month, Skanska snagged a $56 million deal to revamp naval shipyard berths in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Earlier in December, Skanska bagged a $52 million contract to regenerate a healthcare facility in New York.