Skanska Tabbed for Big Middle School Project in Tarheel State

By Eric Althoff

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C.—Internationally known general contractor Skanska, which is based in Sweden, has been tapped by North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System for a design-build project of the district’s new $78 million middle school.

The multi-phase project entails construction of a nearly 800,000-square-foot middle school as well as two gymnasiums and an outdoor athletic facility.

On the inside of the school, the contractor will be constructing a theater, media center, cafeteria as well as classrooms specifically purpose-built for instruction in fine arts and various science disciplines.

Work on the middle school is currently underway and is projected to be completed sometime in 2024.

Skanska works in the United States from multiple offices and across all regions of the country. Their U.S. operations are based out of New York. Some of their recent school-related renovation and construction works include the Cooper City High School for Broward County Public Schools in Florida as well as Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C.