A 50-year-old army hospital at Fort Riley in the US will be replaced by a project led by construction firms Balfour Beatty and Walton Construction.

The Army Corps of Engineers selected the firms to oversee the new $334m facility, which will feature a 263,000ft² hospital, a 289,000ft² clinic, a central energy plant, an ambulance garage and supporting facilities to provide state-of-the-art healthcare for the army base.

Leo A Daly and RLF provided the design for the project that will be built to LEED silver specifications.

The project contract is expected to be awarded in September 2009 and the construction will be finished by Spring 2012.

By staff writer.