MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Following a two-stage procurement process, EllisDon was selected as the successful proponent and awarded a construction management contract to design and build two long-term care homes in Mississauga, Ont. as part of the Accelerated Build Pilot Program.
With capacity for up to 320 and 312 beds respectively, the two homes will help address capacity issues within Ontario’s health and long-term care system, while providing a modern, comfortable and safe place for seniors in the community, indicates a release. The homes are expected to meet the latest standards for long-term care home design and will include private or semi-private bedrooms, lounge areas, dining rooms, terraces and 100 per cent fresh air supply capability. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2022.
The Accelerated Build Pilot Program aims to deliver new long-term care homes years sooner than a traditional development project through the use of hospital-owned land, rapid procurement and modular construction, adds the release.
“Modular construction will be a crucial component in facilitating the accelerated build of this project,” said Tom Howell, senior vice-president, ED Modular, in a statement. “This project marks an exciting milestone for ED Modular since the opening of our new facility earlier this year. We’re looking forward to deploying modular technology on this project and delivering modern health care, faster.”
Infrastructure Ontario will work with Trillium Health Partners to manage construction and commissioning of the project and the completed homes will be owned and operated by a new not-for-profit corporation.