Ontario Construction News staff writer
A team headed by PCL Construction will build the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Two build teams were shortlisted in fall 2019 to bid on the project and Providence Health Care announced the contract award recently.
The latest estimated cost for the new facility is $2.1 billion, up from $1.9 billion. The replacement hospital will double in size on the 18.4-acre site, a new location.
The site of the existing St. Paul’s was sold last summer for about $1 billion and funds from the sale of the 125-year-old hospital will be reinvested into the new facility.
Plans for the new hospital include:
- 548 private inpatient rooms
- an emergency department
- urgent care clinic and specialty services
The first two phases will include construction of the hospital and a clinical support and research centre. Future plans include a mixed-use development and hotel.
Along with PCL, HDR Architecture Associates Inc. and Stantec Architecture Ltd. are included in the design-build team.
Financial close is expected by the end of February. Construction will start this summer and last about five years.