VA Contract Awarded in Colo.

AURORA, Colo. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has awarded the first major contract for construction of the new VA Medical Center in Aurora to Kiewit-Turner for $22.5 million.
The new hospital will replace the Denver Medical Center for the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System and will be constructed at the Fitzsimons campus.
The new 184-bed medical center will include a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center, a 30-bed community living center, a research building, a central utility plant and parking structures. The contract also calls for the demolition of various buildings on the site prior to construction.
Kiewit-Turner is a joint venture based in Englewood, Colo. The contract includes renovation of a former office building, which will be known as the Clinic Building South.
The 120,000-square-foot building will include mental health services and administrative functions. An outpatient clinic for the U.S. Air Force will also be located in the building.
The medical center is scheduled for completion in February 2014.