Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital have awarded a $127.5 million fixed-price contract to EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. to design, build and finance the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) development project in Centre Wellington, Ontario.
Payment will be made by the province and GMCH at substantial completion in late 2019 to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget, IO says in an annoucement.
The EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. team includes:
- Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
- Architect: Tillmann Ruth Robinson
- Engineering teams: The Mitchell Partnership; WalterFedy Partnership; Hastings and Aziz
- Design-builder: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
- Financial advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc..
The new hospital will be built in Aboyne between Elora and Fergus, and replace the existing GMCH in Fergus. The new GMCH project will include:
- A replacement hospital built on a greenfield site, with more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services to accommodate a growing community;
- 37 beds will be in private single patient rooms with a dedicated washroom and shower and large windows;
- Eight beds will be in two-bed rooms each with a private washroom;
- All inpatient rooms will have views of the surrounding rural landscape, including the Grand River and extensive trail network;
- Modernized infection control measures, including additional isolation facilities, to enhance the hospital’s ability to respond to a pandemic or disease outbreak;
- An onsite helipad to allow for faster access to patient transfers by air ambulance;
- Large windowed areas that allow natural light to penetrate deep into the building and ultimately connect the interior with the outside; and
- Simplified wayfinding, making it easy for visitors and patients to navigate to their desired destinations.
IO and GMCH selected EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. after extensive evaluations following a fair, open and transparent request for proposals (RFP) process that began in June 2016. Three teams, GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. and PCL Constructors Canada, submitted bids.
Construction will begin in summer 2017 with an expected substantial completion date of late 2019.