EllisDon Healthcare Infrastructure has reached financial close on the West Park Healthcare Centre redevelopment project. Following a request for qualifications process, EllisDon was awarded the fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the project.
“As the first hospital in Ontario to include community benefits, West Park Healthcare Centre is a very exciting undertaking for EllisDon,” said Joey Comeau, SVP of capital at EllisDon, in a press release. “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.”
West Park Healthcare Centre provides specialized rehabilitation: complex continuing care, long-term care and community health services helping patients manage difficult health challenges including lung disease, diabetes, stroke, amputation and musculoskeletal issues arising from a life-changing event or illness.
The redevelopment will include a new hospital building of approximately 730,000 square feet. This building will be used for providing various inpatient, outpatient and outreach services. Outpatient care space will be significantly increased to accommodate current and new services such as geriatric clinics and day hospital, and satellite hemodialysis. Eighty per cent of the beds will be in single-patient rooms.
The redevelopment project will also include an expansion of green space, including therapeutic gardens, and extensive landscaping for outdoor therapy areas. The project will target LEED Silver certification.
Construction is slated to begin immediately, with substantial completion set for early 2023.