TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance a major redevelopment that includes a new patient care tower at Michael Garron Hospital.
The EllisDon team outbid two other teams, PCL Partnership and Walsh Toronto East Health Partners, a Jan. 3 media statement said. The winning team includes EllisDon Design Build Inc., undertaking the design build; B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects, the design team; and EllisDon Capital Inc. as the financial advisor.
The next step will involve the owners and the EllisDon team working to financial close, expected in early 2018.
The project involves the construction of a new eight-storey patient care tower and three-storey podium as well as demolition of some existing wings and selected renovations to the existing hospital at the connection points.
Approximately 550,000 square feet of the hospital will be redeveloped, including replacement of the oldest beds in the medical/surgical and rehabilitation units, consolidation of ambulatory care and procedures, replacement of the mental health inpatient units for adult and child/youth care, creation of two levels of underground parking and a new main entrance, and accommodation of administrative and support services.
The project also involves renovation of approximately 100,000 square feet of other areas within the existing hospital.
The proponents are aiming for LEED Silver certification and the project is being delivered using IO’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model.