VANCOUVER – Two teams have been short-listed for the new St. Paul’s Hospital project in Vancouver.
The two teams are Ellis Don Infrastructure Healthcare, which is composed of EllisDon Inc., EllisDon Capital Inc., EllisDon Design Build Inc., DIALOG Design, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ldt., and Parkin Architects Western Limited. The PCL Team is made up of PCL Construction Group Inc., PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Stantec Architecture Ltd., and HDR Architecture Associates Inc.
“Throughout its 125-year history, St. Paul’s Hospital has cared for people from all walks of life, including some of the most vulnerable patient populations in Vancouver and BC. Our commitment to build a new St. Paul’s acknowledges the importance of this contribution. Selecting the people who will eventually design and construct the new hospital is a key milestone to propel the project toward construction. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a new hospital and integrated health campus from the ground up that will serve the health-care needs of British Columbians for the next 125 years and beyond,” B.C. minister of health Adrian Dix said.
The Request For Proposals (RFP) stage will determine which of the two teams Providence Health will choose for design and construction. The decision-making process will go forward in weeks to come and reach completion by late 2020, at which point construction of the new hospital will begin.
“The new St. Paul’s is a critical investment into BC’s health care system. With Providence contributing a major share of the capital costs through the sale of the current St. Paul’s site, the equally significant contribution from the provincial government and with substantial donations from the philanthropic community through the St. Paul’s Foundation – exemplified by Jim Pattison’s historic $75 million gift – this is truly a unique partnership-based project in BC and Canada,” Providence Health Care president and CEO Fiona Dalton said.
“The evaluation committee did an excellent job in selecting two impressive Canadian teams. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to provide the best possible health care for British Columbians,” she added.
The B.C. government approved the business plan for the hospital earlier this year. The new St. Paul’s Hospital will be built on False Creek Flats to the east of downtown Vancouver and will have a capacity for 548 beds including 115 net new beds. The site is currently undergoing a rezoning process with the City of Vancouver which is expected to be complete this fall.