P3 team completes work on $750M hospital project
The project team says the facility delivered on time and on budget.
Major construction work is over for Western Memorial Regional Hospital. – PCL
- The Corner Brook Health Partnership team has completed work on new $750M Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The project was completed on time and on budget by Plenary Americas, PCL Investments Inc., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Marco Services Ltd., B+H Architects, Parkin Architects, The Cahill Group, Plan Group Inc., and Johnson Controls Canada.
- Newfoundland and Labrador now has used public-private partnerships for four major infrastructure projects, including Western Memorial.
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PCL announced that construction has been completed on time and on budget for the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The builder called it the latest public-private partnership (P3) success for the region’s healthcare projects.
“Reaching this important construction milestone at the new Western Memorial Regional Hospital is a testament to the collaborative efforts and commitment from everyone involved,” said Marc Pascoli, senior vice president and district manager at PCL. “From recording more than two million worker hours without a lost-time injury, to building one of the largest geothermal heating and cooling systems in a Canadian healthcare project to date, the Corner Brook Health Partnership team put our shared passion to work to bring the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and NL Health Services’ vision to life.
Pascoli called the hospital an important civic landmark and the next step in advanced healthcare for the province.
This month, the new hospital in Corner Brook was officially handed over by the Corner Brook Health Partnership (CBHP) to Dr. Andrew Furey, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. NL Health Services is now in operational control of the facility and will begin the process of moving equipment and staff to the new facility, with the goal of opening the new hospital to the public in spring 2024.
The seven-storey, 600,000 square foot facility has 164 beds, with the same services currently provided at the existing Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The new facility will also host an expanded cancer care program, including radiation services. The new hospital is connected to the 145 bed long-term care home opened in 2020, which was also constructed as a P3 project, combining to form a health care campus in the region.
The new hospital will maintain the same name as its predecessor, Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Earlier this fall, NL Health Services conducted a survey and consulted with community partners to consider options for the name of the new facility and found strong support for the existing name.
The handover marks the conclusion of major construction of the building and the start of the 30-year term of facility management by Corner Brook Health Partnership (CBHP). The partnership consists of the following major participants: Plenary Americas, PCL Investments Inc., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Marco Services Ltd., B+H Architects, Parkin Architects, The Cahill Group, Plan Group Inc., and Johnson Controls Canada. In 2019, CBHP was selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook with a contract value of $750 million.
PCL noted that in addition to provide modern healthcare amenities, the new facility was designed to be environmentally-friendly infrastructure. The geothermal system in the facility will translate into electricity savings of approximately 4,600,000 kWh annually, which is enough to heat 500 homes for a year.