EllisDon was awarded the fixed-price contract to design, build, finance, and maintain the project, which will include a new 730,000-sq.-ft. hospital building. Outpatient care space will be increased to accommodate current and new services such as geriatric clinics and day hospital, and satellite hemodialysis.
Sustainable features and elements such as expansion of green space and extensive landscaping for outdoor therapy areas and therapeutic gardens will also be incorporated into the design. The project will target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification.
“As the first hospital in Ontario to include community benefits, West Park Healthcare Centre is a very exciting undertaking for EllisDon,” Joey Comeau of EllisDon said in a statement. “As builders who are deeply rooted in the communities we build in, EllisDon is proud to be awarded the opportunity to collaborate on a project that will keep social and economic community benefits at the forefront before, during, and after construction.”
Construction is set to begin immediately and completion is slated for early 2023. At the peak of construction, EllisDon estimates that more than 500 people will be on site daily.