Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research has awarded a $68 million contract to Skanska USA to complete a 140,000-square-foot building addition on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Va. The project, while contracted with Carilion Clinic, is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech.

The new four-story building will provide research facilities for enhanced biomedical research programs in five major thematic areas including body device interfaces, brain health and disorders, cardiovascular science, infectious diseases and immunology, and metabolism and obesity.

It will house next-generation core instrumentation facilities including those for molecular, cellular and whole-body imaging, and powerful computing facilities. Wet laboratories, MRI and CT scanning, high-resolution electron microscopy, necropsy, and pathology will be added. There will be an atrium and multiple green roofs.

The expansion will be physically connected by an elevated walkway to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

AECOM is the architect for the project, which is expected to be completed in February 2020.