NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. as the preferred proponent to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.
The new 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) wellness centre will be a four-storey building with approximately 13,000-square-metres that will provide both inpatient and outpatient services. The MHSU building will include a two-level bridge link to the existing hospital. In addition, the building will have a multi-level 450-stall parkade to service the campus.
The energy centre is designed to support the needs of the existing campus in addition to the new MHSU building.
The project, targeting LEED Gold certification, is expected to commence construction in early 2017.