Tampa VA clinic awarded contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Duke Realty of Indianapolis to build a new 106,000-square-foot primary care clinic for VA patients at Hidden River Corporate Park in Tampa, Fla. Once the facility is built, VA will rent space from the contractor. The contract includes 826 parking spaces and will create 320 construction jobs.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2014, calls for a two-story building with primary care services now provided by the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. The new clinic will provide primary care services for over 87,000 veterans in Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.