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Largest NWT build ever breaks ground

DCN News Service
Largest NWT build ever breaks ground

YELLOWKNIFE—The government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recently celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Stanton Territorial Hospital, marking the beginning of the largest infrastructure project in the Northwest Territories history.

The project is being undertaken by the government in partnership with Boreal Health Partnership (BHP). The new hospital will provide services to all the people of the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, explains a release.

Construction will cost $350 million.

When the hospital goes into service in 2018 the GNWT will pay the consortium $18 million per year over 30 years to maintain the building. The P3 project is expected to save the people of the Northwest Territories at least $150 million over the course of the contract compared to a traditional design build project, the release reads. BHP is comprised of Carillion/Hochtief PPP Solutions North America/Bird Capital as the developers, with Bird Construction, Clark Builders and Kasian Architects as the design builder and Carillion Canada Inc. as the service provider.

The project includes a new 280,000 square-foot facility which will have a larger enhanced emergency department and medical laboratory; enhanced additional space for diagnostic imaging and improved medical technology; additional space for ambulatory care including specialist clinics, medical day care and dialysis; and more space for support services such as sterile reprocessing and biomedical engineering.

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