Contractor to manage construction of health facility as well as separate $80m science museum, both in Dallas
Balfour Beatty, the engineering, construction, services and investment company, has won a contract to manage construction of the largest hospital building in Dallas, Texas, the medical heartland of the US.
The $560m (£373m) contract is to oversee the build of a 1.9m sq ft health facility to replace the 55-year-old Parkland Health and Hospital System.
The firm has in addition announced it is to act as construction manager for the $80m Perot Museum of Nature and Science, also in Dallas.
Construction of the 150,000 sq ft museum will be part-funded through a $50m donation from the Perot family - that of former presidential candidate and technology magnate Ross Perot.
The scheme is scheduled to break ground in autumn 2009 and be complete in early 2012; the completed museum is expected to attract about a million visitors a year.