Enabling works underway for Canada’s largest hospital

The work will bring substantial changes to the project site before excavation and construction of the new Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.

Key Takeaways:

  • The milestone signifies the start of preparatory work to get the site ready for construction of the new hospital. This includes demolition of existing buildings, relocating utilities, and building temporary roads.
  • The project involves collaboration between several entities including ED+PCL Healthcare Partners, Infrastructure Ontario (IO), Trillium Health Partners (THP), and the Ministry of Health.
  • The new hospital will be a modern facility with advanced technology and will cater to the growing needs of the Mississauga community. It is planned to be the largest hospital in Canada and the first women and children hospital in Ontario.

The Whole Story:

ED+PCL Healthcare Partners announced that the Trillium ED/PCL JV partnership has begun executing the enabling works for the Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital project. These works will prepare the site for the new Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital project. PCL noted that This is a significant milestone in the project, indicating the progress towards the construction of the hospital.

“In connection with the innovative Development Phase Agreement, Enabling Works encapsulates all the preparatory work required for the site to be ready for construction to take place,” said Andrew Anderson, senior vice president & area manager, Toronto, EllisDon. “This is a significant step forward in the development of this new state-of-the-art facility that will service the growing needs of the community of Mississauga. ED+PCL Healthcare Partners, as well as our consortium partners, are thrilled with the progress to date, and look forward to continuing to build on the success of our collaborative efforts and support THP and IO to bring this vital hospital to fruition.”

A large and essential undertaking, enabling works will bring substantial changes to the project site before excavation and construction. Along with the systematic demolition of three buildings throughout the next several months, there will be major efforts made to remove and relocate site utilities, realign site roads, and create new temporary construction roads to prepare the site’s footprint for the next phase of construction.

“As we progress through the Development Phase, the Trillium ED/PCL JV partnership is thrilled to begin Enabling Works, preparing the site to advance critical work on the new Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital,” said Marc Pascoli, Senior Vice President and District Manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. “Reaching this major milestone is a result of the outstanding commitment and collaboration between THP, IO, EllisDon, PCL and our expert health care design and construction consultants. We look forward to the next stages of our partnership to help bring THP’s vision for this important healthcare project to life.”

Under the Development Phase Agreement, ED+PCL Healthcare Partners are working alongside Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) and the Ministry of Health to collaboratively develop the project requirements, design, pricing, schedule, and risk management for The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will allow THP to better respond to future health care challenges and will feature modern hospital facilities and technology that reflect the latest standards in infection prevention and control. Set to fully replace the existing Mississauga Hospital and planned to become the largest hospital in Canada, the new hospital is intended to be Ontario’s first women and children hospital. It will include advanced diagnostic imaging facilities, a new pharmacy and clinical laboratory as well as an expanded emergency department; slated to be one of the largest in the province.


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