Skanska Wins $170M CA Contract

The firm is slated to erect two San Francisco communities containing nearly 600 units, which will serve the students of the University of California.

By Jeff Hamann

590 & 600 Minnesota St.

590 & 600 Minnesota St.

The University of California, San Francisco, has awarded Skanska a $170 million contract to construct two new graduate student housing buildings in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction has begun, and the projects are intended to be complete before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The development is set to encompass 389,654 square feet across nearly 600 units and is slated to accommodate up to 810 students and trainees.

Located at 590 & 600 Minnesota St., the buildings will sit on the north and south sides of 18th Street, one block east of the intersection with Interstate 280. One structure will consist of six stories including street-level parking, and the other will contain six floors sitting over a single level of subterranean parking. KieranTimberlake designed the buildings and is providing architectural services.

UCSF’s campus sits within a 10-minute walk of the property, just north of UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital. A bus stop is situated next to the southern building, offering direct access to downtown San Francisco. UCSF acquired the two 0.84-acre parcels in late 2015, and the existing warehouses were demolished in July last year.

Last month in Boston, Skanska sold a LEED Gold-certified development for $60 million.

Image courtesy of KieranTimberlake

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